In the present study, interdependency among electro-optic (E-O) characteristics and absorption coefficient of homeotropically aligned liquid crystal (HALC) considering Beer’s law theory has been studied. Specifically, HALC cellswere prepared using uniform dispersion of ZnO nanoparticles into the nematic liquid crystal without applying any surface treatment to the substrates. Then azo dichroic dye (orange) was added in a fixed concentration to the prepared nanoparticles dispersed LC mixture. The morphological and absorption characteristics of prepared HALC cells were found to be improved with the addition of azo dichroic dye. The optical textures observed at macroscopic and microscopic levels are in correspondence with each other and showed excellent OFF/ON switching with magnificently dark and bright views. Moreover, HALC cells doped with azo dichroic dye exhibited a higher value of absorption coefficient with an improved contrast ratio. Thus, a good consistency was observed among experimentally observed E-O characteristics and theoretically measured absorption coefficient.
Volume 45, 2022
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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