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  • Gleeson, H. F., Milton, H. E., Nagaraj, M., Kaur, S., Jones, J. C., & Morgan, P. B. (2014). Field-induced refractive index variation in the dark conglomerate phase for polarization-independent switchable liquid crystal lenses. Applied Optics, 7278-7284. DOI:10.1364/AO.53.007278
    . Publication link: 7855b1bd-e25c-4daf-b0af-ae0e5e4c257d


  • Kaur, S., Tian, L., Liu, H., Greco, C., Ferrarini, A., Seltmann, J., ... Gleeson, H. F. (2013). The elastic and optical properties of a bent-core thiadiazole nematic liquid crystal: The role of the bend angle. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1(13), 2416-2425. DOI:10.1039/c3tc00852e
    . Publication link: 3fa86eb5-1e4b-4654-be98-61e53ca39da4


  • Siemianowski, S. D., Brimicombe, P. D., Jaradat, S., Thompson, P., Bras, W., & Gleeson, H. F. (2012). Reorientation mechanisms in smectic A liquid crystals. Liquid Crystals, 39(10), 1261-1275. DOI:10.1080/02678292.2012.714486
    . Publication link: 0ac27ae4-279c-4d28-8fba-412a527d1a42
  • Gleeson, H. F., Sanders, J. L., Yang, Y., & Dickinson, M. R. (2012). Pushing, pulling and twisting liquid crystal systems; exploring new directions with laser manipulation. Phil Trans Royal Society.
    . Publication link: 0d6db0dc-30f7-4fd9-85ea-9d6b88cbf61a
  • Kaur, S., Addis, J., Greco, C., Ferrarini, A., Görtz, V., Goodby, J. W., & Gleeson, H. F. (2012). Understanding the distinctive elastic constants in an oxadiazole bent-core nematic liquid crystal. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 86(4), [041703]. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.86.041703
    . Publication link: 0eb18a64-1a10-4ae9-8594-f298ccbbc62b
  • Gleeson, H. F., Jaradat, S., Labeeb, A., & Osipov, M. (2012). Field-induced transitions between antiferroelectric and ferrielectric phases. Ferroelectrics, 431(1), 40-47. DOI:10.1080/00150193.2012.684619
    . Publication link: 806f949e-82aa-4115-a249-3c72dc9cac1c
  • Gleeson, H. F., Ltd, S., Dierking, I., Brimicombe, P. D., Kaur, S., Grieve, B. D., ... Turner, M. L. (2012). Patent No. WO2012007347-A1.
    . Publication link: a299c149-7892-4711-95bb-25f57911081f
  • Barois, P., Gleeson, H., Huang, C. C., & Pindak, R. (2012). Application of X-ray resonant diffraction to structural studies of liquid crystals. European Physical Journal: Special Topics, 208(1), 333-350. DOI:10.1140/epjst/e2012-01628-9
    . Publication link: 92a71632-9291-422b-97b2-a0c6ee5b2b35
  • Milton, H., Brimicombe, P., Morgan, P., Gleeson, H., & Clamp, J. (2012). Optimization of refractive liquid crystal lenses using an efficient multigrid simulation. Optics Express, 20(10), 11159-11165. DOI:10.1364/OE.20.011159
    . Publication link: d3c6b495-09b7-4f20-afc0-a0fe5037bc72 | PubMed:22565739



  • Sanders, J. L., Dickinson, M. R., & Gleeson, H. F. (2010). Laser tweezers for determining anisotropic viscosity coefficients of nematic liquid crystals. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7762, [776221]. DOI:10.1117/12.862853
    . Publication link: 02b61d6f-653d-404e-87c6-e62354bc6251
  • Gleeson, H. F., Southern, C. D., Brimicombe, P. D., Goodby, J. W., & Görtz, V. (2010). Optical measurements of orientational order in uniaxial and biaxial nematic liquid crystals. Liquid Crystals, 37(6-7), 949-959. DOI:10.1080/02678292.2010.488818
    . Publication link: 317a8381-f7f0-477c-81b5-dde0bae2dee5


  • Xiang, Y., Goodby, J. W., Görtz, V., & Gleeson, H. F. (2009). Revealing the uniaxial to biaxial nematic liquid crystal phase transition via distinctive electroconvection. Applied Physics Letters, 94(19), [193507]. DOI:10.1063/1.3138867
    . Publication link: 154697e7-5909-4960-98f1-33c03de5d1ea
  • Brimicombe, P. D., Siemianowski, S. D., Jaradat, S., Levine, Y. K., Thompson, P., Bras, W., & Gleeson, H. F. (2009). Time-resolved x-ray studies of the dynamics of smectic- A layer realignment by magnetic fields. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 79(3), [031706]. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.79.031706
    . Publication link: 228947c0-2444-4c55-aed0-8736b6c0241e
  • Kaur, S., Dierking, I., & Gleeson, H. F. (2009). Dielectric spectroscopy of polymer stabilised ferroelectric liquid crystals. European Physical Journal E, 30(3), 265-274. DOI:10.1140/epje/i2009-10518-3
    . Publication link: 3941efd1-3758-405f-815f-12ae13d79a92
  • Görtz, V., Southern, C., Roberts, N. W., Gleeson, H. F., & Goodby, J. W. (2009). Unusual properties of a bent-core liquid-crystalline fluid. Soft Matter, 5(2), 463-471. DOI:10.1039/b808283a
    . Publication link: 5b9b15a0-139f-4aa9-8946-55d7ff1331f2
  • Jaradat, S., Brimicombe, P. D., Southern, C., Siemianowski, S. D., Dimasi, E., Pindak, R., & Gleeson, H. F. (2009). Stable field-induced ferrielectric liquid crystal phases in devices. Applied Physics Letters, 94(15), [153507]. DOI:10.1063/1.3119208
    . Publication link: 79222937-4e19-436a-aef2-20467ff7a4f4


  • Blake, P., Brimicombe, P. D., Nair, R. R., Booth, T. J., Jiang, D., Schedin, F., ... Novoselov, K. S. (2008). Graphene-based liquid crystal device. Nano Letters, 8(6), 1704-1708. DOI:10.1021/nl080649i
    . Publication link: 974106d0-0529-4b21-8f42-766d02a3da40
  • Yang, Y., Brimicombe, P. D., Roberts, N. W., Dickinson, M. R., Osipov, M., & Gleeson, H. F. (2008). Continuously rotating chiral liquid crystal droplets in a linearly polarized laser trap. Optics Express, 16(10), 6877-6882. DOI:10.1364/OE.16.006877
    . Publication link: 0d2ba16f-8f5f-4b9d-84ff-3abc19826f6c
  • Osipov, M. A., Gorkunov, M. V., Gleeson, H. F., & Jaradat, S. (2008). Molecular models for ferroelectric liquid crystals with conventional and anomalously weak layer contraction. European Physical Journal E, 26(4), 395-404. DOI:10.1140/epje/i2008-10339-x
    . Publication link: 0e4119e7-aca4-4d5a-b219-1eab69872629
  • Jaradat, S., Brimicombe, P. D., Roberts, N. W., Southern, C., & Gleeson, H. F. (2008). Asymmetric switching in a ferrielectric liquid crystal device. Applied Physics Letters, 93(15), [153506]. DOI:10.1063/1.3001933
    . Publication link: 123cbaac-304d-4d55-814b-759894ef961b
  • Southern, C. D., Brimicombe, P. D., Siemianowski, S. D., Jaradat, S., Roberts, N., Görtz, V., ... Gleeson, H. F. (2008). Thermotropic biaxial nematic order parameters and phase transitions deduced by Raman scattering. EPL, 82(5), [56001]. DOI:10.1209/0295-5075/82/56001
    . Publication link: 04bf13aa-fde3-4fa1-86c3-4e1be0354ddc
  • Jaradat, S., Brimicombe, P. D., Southern, C., Siemianowski, S. D., Dimasi, E., Osipov, M., ... Gleeson, H. F. (2008). Unexpected field-induced phase transitions between ferrielectric and antiferroelectric liquid crystal structures. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 77(1), [010701]. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.77.010701
    . Publication link: 5bd3f5b5-d640-475d-8fbe-b0adeb9d1ada


  • Gleeson, H. F., Brimicombe, P., Jaradat, S., Roberts, N., Southern, C., Pindak, R., ... Huang, C. C. (2007). Structures of the 4-layer intermediate phase in mixtures with remarkable stability. European Physical Journal E, 23(3), 281-287.
    . Publication link: 74f72e42-82a1-4553-b807-4abdbc32d758
  • Gleeson, H. F. (2007). Accurate modelling of multilayer chiral nematic devices through Berreman 4x4 matrix methods. Journal of Physics D Applied Physics, 40, 3579-3586.
    . Publication link: e7e85d40-70b9-4575-8988-aef7e90d0e3a
  • Gleeson, H. F., & Southern, C. (2007). Using the full Raman Depolarization in the determination of order parameters in liquid crystal systems. European Physical Journal E, 24(2), 119-127.
    . Publication link: 9cd2d2ac-e60c-4e83-900a-ed21a4f84288


  • Gleeson, H. F., & Hirst, L. S. (2006). Resonant X-ray scattering: A tool for structure elucidation in liquid CRYSTALS. ChemPhysChem, 7(2), 321-328. DOI:10.1002/cphc.200500426
    . Publication link: 9766d7bb-40c3-4173-a945-8d82098e5972
  • Cowling, S. J., Hall, A. W., Goodby, J. W., Wang, Y., & Gleeson, H. F. (2006). Examination of the interlayer strength of smectic liquid crystals through the study of partially fluorinated and branched fluorinated end-groups. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16(22), 2181-2191. DOI:10.1039/b517913k
    . Publication link: b5c2db55-e90f-4222-9f83-c73b4249076d
  • Yoon, H. G., Roberts, N. W., & Gleeson, H. F. (2006). An experimental investigation of discrete changes in pitch in a thin, planar chiral nematic device. Liquid Crystals, 33(4), 503-510. DOI:10.1080/02678290600633501
    . Publication link: b08667ee-a888-444a-8c67-300499e02e7c
  • Grigorenko, A. N., Gleeson, H. F., Zhang, Y., Roberts, N. W., Sidorov, A. R., & Panteleev, A. A. (2006). Antisymmetric plasmon resonance in coupled gold nanoparticles as a sensitive tool for detection of local index of refraction. Applied Physics Letters, 88(12), [124103]. DOI:10.1063/1.2187432
    . Publication link: 645f4756-c43f-47e7-b886-5442e8c2e4c2
  • Stipetic, A., Goodby, J., Hird, M., Raoul, Y., & Gleeson, H. (2006). High tilt antiferroelectric esters bearing a perfluorobutanoyloxy terminal chain: The influence of lateral fluoro substituents on mesomorphic behaviour, tilt angle, and spontaneous polarization. Liquid Crystals, 33(7), 819-828. DOI:10.1080/02678290600722999
    . Publication link: 6f476f66-1983-4376-952d-7e93ff62fc29
  • Gleeson, H. F., Roberts, N. W., Conn, J., Jaradat, S., & Wang, Y. (2006). Mechanisms of switching in an antiferroelectric liquid crystal device revealed by time-resolved X-ray scattering. Liquid Crystals, 33(4), 451-457. DOI:10.1080/02678290500487099
    . Publication link: 6f45efe1-13c6-48f8-88c4-3941e99e8a28
  • Jaradat, S., Roberts, N. W., Wang, Y., Hirst, L. S., & Gleeson, H. F. (2006). Remarkably wide four-layer smectic phases in mixtures of liquid crystals and highly chiral dopants. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16(38), 3753-3761. DOI:10.1039/b608229g
    . Publication link: a95bca2d-8144-4670-9251-b7baf5f8afd5


  • Conn, J., Roberts, N. W., & Gleeson, H. F. (2005). Investigation into the effects of optical tilt angle profile, biaxiality and dispersion of the optic axis on the calculation of reflection spectra of SmC* liquid crystal films. Ferroelectrics, 315, 205-211. DOI:10.1080/00150190490510249
    . Publication link: d17639ea-e070-4495-bd53-0ca2a8c9c703
  • Gleeson, H. F., Roberts, N. W., Jaradat, S., Hirst, L. S., Thurlow, M. S., Wang, Y., ... Pindak, R. (2005). Biaxiality and the temperature dependence of 3- and 4-layer intermediate smectic phase structures as revealed by resonant x-ray scattering. Eurphys Letts.
    . Publication link: 03d5d14f-09d0-4109-9789-611b346930d2
  • Grigorenko, A. N., Geim, A. K., Gleeson, H. F., Zhang, Y., Firsov, A. A., Khrushchev, I. Y., & Petrovic, J. (2005). Nanofabricated media with negative permeability at visible frequencies. Nature, 438(7066), 335-338. DOI:10.1038/nature04242
    . Publication link: c2aff267-e431-4497-a6b9-ca8b5649cf87


  • Gleeson, H. F., Winlow, R., & Whitehouse, R. (2004). Contrast adjustment of radiological images using liquid crystal devices. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 413, 553-559. DOI:10.1080/15421400490439275
    . Publication link: 4aa24cad-b64b-4374-9570-9303ec9e593f
  • Hird, M., Raoul, Y., Goodby, J. W., & Gleeson, H. (2004). Chirality issues and interesting properties of achiral and racemic materials with bent molecular structures. Ferroelectrics, 309-312, 95-101. DOI:10.1080/00150190490509971
    . Publication link: e07eff19-fce6-40ec-9bb6-1de4ef0229df
  • Gleeson, H. F., Wang, Y., Watson, S., Sahagun-Sanchez, D., Goodby, J. W., Hird, M., ... Osipov, M. A. (2004). On the temperature dependence of the tilt and spontaneous polarisation in high tilt antiferroelectric liquid crystals. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 14(9), 1480-1485. DOI:10.1039/b314747a
    . Publication link: 3c15026e-5759-4731-8642-af7aba1f61b5
  • Roberts, N. W., Gleeson, H. F., Temple, S. E., Haimberger, T. J., Hawryshyn, C. W., & Haimberger, T. H. (2004). Differences in the optical properties of vertebrate photoreceptor classes leading to axial polarization sensitivity. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, 21(3), 335-345. DOI:10.1364/JOSAA.21.000335
    . Publication link: 68aace3d-ce60-40cc-a089-25a4de782c60
  • Roberts, N. W., Guillou, J. P. S., Gleeson, H. F., Kirar, I., Watson, S. J., & Arikainen, E. O. (2004). Optical properties of cholesteric materials used in surface stabilised cholesteric texture devices. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 411, 57-70. DOI:10.1080/15421400490434793
    . Publication link: ad728489-4d70-42f4-9ea8-d6e38830a055
  • Wang, Y., & Gleeson, H. F. (2004). Phase behaviour of an antiferroelectric liquid crystal studied by raman spectroscopy. Ferroelectrics, 309-312, 355-]/59-[362]/66. DOI:10.1080/00150190490511202
    . Publication link: fc02b5f9-4248-4e56-bfe3-b605df7c457c


  • Roberts, N. W., Gleeson, H. F., Bowring, N., Seed, A., Nassif, L. N., Herbert, M. R., ... Hird, M. (2003). An experimental and theoretical investigation into the reflection spectra of SmC and SmCA phases. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 13(2), 353-359. DOI:10.1039/b208506b
    . Publication link: 3920e634-b526-4887-a82b-1c1ad04ac46b
  • Hamaneh, M. B., Gleeson, H. F., & Taylor, P. L. (2003). Theory of layer structure in ferroelectric liquid crystal devices in applied electric fields. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 68(5), 517041-517048. [051704]. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.68.051704
    . Publication link: 3962fcfe-025e-4dfb-8b88-ff6188f15942
  • Gleeson, H. F. (2003). Synchrotron studies of electric-field effects in smectic liquid crystals. Fibre Diffraction Review, 11, 44-51. DOI:10.1382/S20031144
    . Publication link: 128319a0-50b9-476e-8c38-5e0881108c08
  • Gleeson, H. F. (2003). Structures and electric field effects in ferro-, ferri- and antiferro-electric liquid crystal devices. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 401, 97-109. DOI:10.1080/15421400390243228
    . Publication link: 18be394a-9e01-4db0-9820-60ac34c577b1



  • Hird, M., Goodby, J. W., Toyne, K. J., Gleeson, H. F., Peter Buxton, I., Seed, A. J., & Herbert, M. R. (2001). The synthesis and mesomorphic properties of some novel antiferroelectric liquid crystals. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 365, 213-220. DOI:10.1080/10587250108025297
    . Publication link: 3edd7413-25cb-443b-86e9-80c1e7465374
  • Matkin, L. S., Watson, S. J., Gleeson, H. F., Pindak, R., Pitney, J., Johnson, P. M., ... Hird, M. (2001). Resonant x-ray scattering study of the antiferroelectric and ferrielectric phases in liquid crystal devices. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 64(2 I), 217051-217056. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.64.021705
    . Publication link: 0469f097-346a-4ffa-81be-134b8aad1358
  • Gleeson, H. F., Bryant, G. K., & Morse, A. S. (2001). Time-resolved x-ray scattering studies of reversible layer flexing in a surface stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal device.Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology, Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 362, 203-215. DOI:10.1080/10587250108025770
    . Publication link: 20a815cf-c8cc-409f-b904-40bbe80c9ba6
  • Serak, S., Kovalev, A., Agashkov, A., Gleeson, H. F., Watson, S. J., Reshetnyak, V., & Yaroshchuk, O. (2001). Laser-induced surface and bulk reorientation of the director in azo-dye-doped liquid crystal cells. Optics Communications, 187(1-3), 235-247. DOI:10.1016/S0030-4018(00)01111-1
    . Publication link: 7888922f-7d62-4ddc-acf4-7aa0c423118d
  • Whatmore, R. W., Shaw, C. P., Zhang, Q., Roy, S. S., & Gleeson, H. F. (2001). Oxide ferroelectric thin film/nematic liquid crystal devices. Integrated Ferroelectrics, 41(1-4), 3-16. DOI:10.1080/10584580108012802
    . Publication link: dae385fe-a45c-41fa-9c1f-2b50ca20b10b
  • Roy, S. S., Gleeson, H. F., Whatmore, R. W., Shaw, C. P., & Zhang, Q. (2001). Effects of pulsed electric fields on a nematic device with a ferroelectric ceramic substrate. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 368, 9-15. DOI:10.1080/10587250108029925
    . Publication link: f95bd7db-8746-4d7c-b045-b68c93ada2a5
  • Shaw, C. P., Roy, S. S., Whatmore, R. W., Gleeson, H., Huang, Z., Zhang, Q., & Dunn, S. (2001). Growth and characterisation of lead zirconate titanate (30/70) thin films using TiO2 seeding for oxide ferroelectric-liquid crystal display application. Ferroelectrics, 256(1), 159-174. DOI:10.1080/00150190108015981
    . Publication link: 2ab9c6f7-c42e-4943-adee-6052f6183b35
  • D'Emanuele, A. J., Watson, S. J., & Gleeson, H. F. (2001). An examination of drug transport properties of liquid crystal embedded membranes.Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technology, 367, 435-443. DOI:10.1080/10587250108028664
    . Publication link: 0e12a4eb-ae3a-4159-95e2-1a54596c7d22
  • Gleeson, H., GLEESON, H. F., A, C. A. D. Y., JA, P. I. T. N. E. Y., & R, P. I. N. D. A. K. (2001). Orientational ordering in the chiral smectic-CFI2* liquid crystal phase determined by resonant polarized x-ray diffraction.Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 64(5). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.64.050702
    . Publication link: 6b6df9d6-8eb9-494a-9779-374fbc5ff995
  • Singh, U., Hunte, C., & Gleeson, H. (2001). Optical activity of a side group cholesteric liquid crystalline silicone. Liquid Crystals, 28(5), 697-701. DOI:10.1080/02678290010023334
    . Publication link: ecf2fb30-77fb-416c-84c5-2e9f764a1b85
  • Singh, U., Davis, F., & Gleeson, H. (2001). Phase transitions in mixtures of a nematic polymer and chiral nematic liquid crystals which form blue phases. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology, Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 357, 239-247. DOI:10.1080/10587250108028257
    . Publication link: 97e2072b-610b-49a2-8ad4-807a109c4b1b
  • Gleeson, H. F., Singh, U., & Watson, S. J. (2001). Phase behavior of polymer-liquid crystal and polymer-polymer blends.Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology, Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 365, 297-304. DOI:10.1080/10587250108025307
    . Publication link: 388a5f22-0c0a-48d5-8d1a-981763a8949c