PbS sculptured thin film and their effect on liquid crystals alignment

Ashok Chaudhary, Matvey Klebanov, Ibrahim Abdulhalim

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Lead Sulphide (PbS) sculptured thin film (STF) is prepared using glancing angle deposition (GLAD) technique by physical vapour deposition (PVD) process. The morphology of the GLAD films clearly shows that anisotropic structure is obtained and composed of micro-sheets having sharp top edges. Due to the orientational order of the GLAD PbS STF an attempt has been made to check its effect on the alignment of liquid crystals as one might expect strong effect to occur. The optical microscope images under crossed polarizer reveals that good alignment is observed. The transmission, birefringence and response time measurements have also been investigated.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationNanostructured Thin Films VII
EditorsAkhlesh Lakhtakia, Tom G. Mackay, Motofumi Suzuki
ISBN (Electronic)9781628411997
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventNanostructured Thin Films VII - San Diego, United States
Duration: 20 Aug 201421 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


ConferenceNanostructured Thin Films VII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Sculptured thin film
  • liquid crystal alignment

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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