Splay orientation in a capillary


  • Miłosz S. Chychłowski Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warszawa
  • Tomasz R. Woliński Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warszawa




The work presents a new type of orientation and method of liquid crystal alignment control inside a capillary. This method is a totally new approach which uses thermal activation to create an orienting polymer layer on the inner surface of a capillary. By using the polyamic acids SE-1211 that induce vertical anchoring, we obtained a splay orientation of the 6CHBT nematic liquid crystal in the capillary.

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How to Cite

M. S. Chychłowski and T. R. Woliński, “Splay orientation in a capillary”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 2, no. 4, pp. pp. 180–182, Dec. 2010.