Regular Article - Soft Matter
Experimental realization of constant current device using hydrogen bond ferroelectric liquid crystals
Department of Analytics, Vellore Institute of Technology, 632014, Vellore, India
2 Liquid Crystal Research Laboratory, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, 638401, Sathyamangalam, India
Accepted: 25 January 2023
Published online: 21 February 2023
Electrical, thermal, and spectral characterizations of ferroelectric liquid crystal obtained from the precursors namely camphoric acid and heptyloxy benzoic acid abbreviated as CA + 7BAO. This mesogen exhibits two phases smectic C* and smectic G* in its exothermic run. DSC thermograms reveals the phase transition temperatures and enthalpy values of those phases. The spectral information recorded through Fourier transform infrared spectroscope reveals the possession of hydrogen bond. An interesting feature of this work lies in realizing the constant current device with variation to both temperature as well as potential. The same observation shall be utilized for the sensitive biomedical instruments where the current rating above few µA increment do have significant effect. Furthermore, the research work also reveals the information about the linearity of the thermo-electric graph with respect to phase transition temperatures.
© The Author(s), under exclusive licence to EDP Sciences, SIF and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2023. Springer Nature or its licensor (e.g. a society or other partner) holds exclusive rights to this article under a publishing agreement with the author(s) or other rightsholder(s); author self-archiving of the accepted manuscript version of this article is solely governed by the terms of such publishing agreement and applicable law.