The dielectric relaxation dynamics of a dual-frequency liquid crystal-dye composite were studied and the effect of the photoinduced isomerization of the azo dye on the dielectric spectrum of the cell under illumination by an argon-ion laser operating at wavelength of 514.5 nm and irradiance of 550 mW cm -2 . It was found that the illumination process has a profound influence on the dielectric spectrum of the dye-doped dual-frequency liquid crystal in the low-frequency range.
- C.I. acid red 2
- Dielectric relaxation
- Dielectric spectroscopy
- Dual-frequency liquid crystals