The usual liquid crystal cells show an electro-optical response symmetric to the applied voltage. On the contrary, when mixed conduction films such as tungsten trioxide or vanadium pentoxide are inserted on one side of the cell, the electro-optical response is asymmetric with respect to the applied voltage. Depending on the structural phase of the inserted film the electro-optical response is in phase (transmission ON during the anodic polarization on metal oxide electrode, transmission OFF during the cathodic one) or in opposition of phase (reverse combination). The first case has been explained by the formation of a double charge layer at the interface metal oxide-liquid crystal, because of migration of protons contained in the oxide films. The other case has been found after high-temperature treatments of metal oxides deposited on glass-ITO substrates, and it appears quite similar to the response collected by using films of ferroelectric materials such as lead zirconium titanate (PZT). This fact suggests a possible interpretation in terms of dielectric response, when the mixed conduction films undergo high-temperature treatments. A comparative study of films of WO(3), V(2)O(5), and PZT is carried out in this work as a function of the annealing temperature.

The usual liquid crystal cells show an electrooptical response symmetric to the applied voltage. On the contrary, when mixed conduction films such as tungsten trioxide or vanadium pentoxide are inserted on one side of the cell, the electro-optical response is asymmetric with respect to the applied voltage. Depending on the structural phase of the inserted film the electro-optical response is in phase (transmission ON during the anodic polarization on metal oxide electrode, transmission OFF during the cathodic one) or in opposition of phase (reverse combination). The first case has been explained by the formation of a double charge layer at the interface metal oxide–liquid crystal, because of migration of protons contained in the oxide films. The other case has been found after hightemperature treatments of metal oxides deposited on glass– ITO substrates, and it appears quite similar to the response collected by using films of ferroelectric materials such as lead zirconium titanate (PZT). This fact suggests a possible interpretation in terms of dielectric response, when the mixed conduction films undergo high-temperature treatments. A comparative study of films of WO3, V2O5, and PZT is carried out in this work as a function of the annealing temperature.

Electro-Optical Response Due To Mixed Conduction Electrodes, Compared To Ferroelectric Ones, In Asymmetric Nematic Liquid Crystal Cells

Castriota M;STRANGI, Giuseppe;VERSACE, Consolato Carlo;SCARAMUZZA, Nicola;
2009-01-01

Abstract

The usual liquid crystal cells show an electro-optical response symmetric to the applied voltage. On the contrary, when mixed conduction films such as tungsten trioxide or vanadium pentoxide are inserted on one side of the cell, the electro-optical response is asymmetric with respect to the applied voltage. Depending on the structural phase of the inserted film the electro-optical response is in phase (transmission ON during the anodic polarization on metal oxide electrode, transmission OFF during the cathodic one) or in opposition of phase (reverse combination). The first case has been explained by the formation of a double charge layer at the interface metal oxide-liquid crystal, because of migration of protons contained in the oxide films. The other case has been found after high-temperature treatments of metal oxides deposited on glass-ITO substrates, and it appears quite similar to the response collected by using films of ferroelectric materials such as lead zirconium titanate (PZT). This fact suggests a possible interpretation in terms of dielectric response, when the mixed conduction films undergo high-temperature treatments. A comparative study of films of WO(3), V(2)O(5), and PZT is carried out in this work as a function of the annealing temperature.
The usual liquid crystal cells show an electrooptical response symmetric to the applied voltage. On the contrary, when mixed conduction films such as tungsten trioxide or vanadium pentoxide are inserted on one side of the cell, the electro-optical response is asymmetric with respect to the applied voltage. Depending on the structural phase of the inserted film the electro-optical response is in phase (transmission ON during the anodic polarization on metal oxide electrode, transmission OFF during the cathodic one) or in opposition of phase (reverse combination). The first case has been explained by the formation of a double charge layer at the interface metal oxide–liquid crystal, because of migration of protons contained in the oxide films. The other case has been found after hightemperature treatments of metal oxides deposited on glass– ITO substrates, and it appears quite similar to the response collected by using films of ferroelectric materials such as lead zirconium titanate (PZT). This fact suggests a possible interpretation in terms of dielectric response, when the mixed conduction films undergo high-temperature treatments. A comparative study of films of WO3, V2O5, and PZT is carried out in this work as a function of the annealing temperature.
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