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Prof Helen Gleeson - publications

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  • Wood, Tiffany A.; Wright, Amanda; Gleeson, Helen F.; Dickenson, Mark; Mullin, Tom; Murray, Andrew. Factors affecting the transverse force measurements of an optical trap: Part I. Proceedings of SPIE. 128-134. eScholarID:2a595
  • Wright, Amanda; Wood, Tiffany A.; Dickinson, Mark Russell; Gleeson, Helen F.; Mullin, Tom; Murray, Andrew. Investigation of the factors affecting the transverse force measurements of an optical trap: II. Proceedings of SPIE. 195-203. eScholarID:2a596
  • T A Wood, A Wright, H F Gleeson, M R Dickinson, T Mullin and A Murray. Investigation of the factors affecting the transverse force of an optical trap. Part I. Proceedings of SPIE. 4634. eScholarID:2a369
  • Laser cavity eScholarID:13a33
  • L. Johnson, S. Jaradata and H. F. Gleeson. Field induced transitions and interlayer interactions in intermediate smectic phases. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. eScholarID:222689


  • S. Kaur, L. Tian, H. Liu, C Greco, A Ferrarini, J Seltmann, M Lehmann and H F Gleeson. The elastic and optical properties of a bent-core thiadiazole nematic liquid crystal: the role of the bend angle. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 2013; eScholarID:186010


  • 125. P. Barois, R. Pindak, C.C. Huang and H Gleeson. Application of x-ray resonant diffraction to structural studies of liquid crystals. European Physical Journal Special Topics. 2012; 208: 333-350. eScholarID:169591 | DOI:10.1140/epjst/e2012-01628-9
  • H F Gleeson, S Jaradat, A Labeeb and M Osipov. Field-induced transitions between antiferroelectric and ferrielectric phases. Ferroelectrics. 2012; 431: 40-47. eScholarID:169597 | DOI:10.1080/00150193.2012.684619
  • H. Milton, P. Brimicombe, P Morgan, H Gleeson and J Clamp. Optimization of refractive liquid crystal lenses using an efficient multigrid simulation. Optics Express. 2012; 20: 11159-11165. eScholarID:169593 | DOI:10.1364/OE.20.011159
  • J L Sanders, Y Yang, M R Dickinson and H F Gleeson. Pushing, pulling and twisting liquid crystal systems; exploring new directions with laser manipulation. Phil Trans Royal Society. In-press eScholarID:169600
  • 127. S D Siemianowski, P D Brimicombe, S Jaradat, P Thompson, W Bras and H F Gleeson. Reorientation mechanisms in smectic A liquid crystals. Liquid Crystals. 2012; eScholarID:169598 | DOI:10.1080/02678292.2012.714486
  • Small scale temperature recorder for use with active radio frequency identification to monitor temperature of e.g. flowers has sensing cell comprising conductive electrodes connected to electric property measuring devicee 2012 January 19. eScholarID:169594
  • 130. S Kaur, J Addis, C Greco, A Ferrarini, V Gortz, J W Goodby and H F Gleeson. Understanding the distinctive elastic constants in an oxadiazole bent-core nematic liquid crystal. Physical Review E. In-press eScholarID:169601 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.86.041703


  • S Jaradat, P.D Brimicombe, M. A. Osipov, R Pindak and H F Gleeson. A field-induced ferrielectric liquid crystal phase. Applied Physics Letters. 2011; 98: 043501. eScholarID:144638 | DOI:10.1063/1.3545847
  • H F Gleeson and P D Brimicombe. Comment on: Raman scattering study of phase biaxiality in a thermotropic bent-core nematic liquid crystal. Physical Review Letters. 2011; 107: 109801. eScholarID:144643 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.109801
  • 123. S. Kaur, A. Belaissaoui, J W. Goodby, V. Görtz, and H. F. Gleeson. ‘Nonstandard electroconvection in a bent-core oxadiazole material’. Physical Review E. 2011; 83: 041704. eScholarID:144645 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.83.041704


  • H. G. Yoon, I Dierking and H F Gleeson. Cholesteric pitch divergence near smectic phase transitions. Physical Review E. 2010; 82: . eScholarID:95924 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.82.011705
  • J L Sanders, M R Dickinson and H F Gleeson. Laser tweezers for determining anisotropic viscosity coefficients of nematic liquid crystals. Proceedings of the SPIE. 2010; 7762: eScholarID:144646 | DOI:10.1117/12.862852
  • H F Gleeson, C D Southern, P D Brimicombe, J W Goodby and V Görtz. Optical Measurements of Orientational Order in Uniaxial and Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals. Liquid Crystals. 2010; 37(6-7): 949-959. eScholarID:91735 | DOI:10.1080/02678292.2010.488818


  • S Kaur, I Dierking and H F Gleeson. Dielectric spectroscopy of polymer stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystals. European Physical Journal E. 2009; 30(3): 265-274. eScholarID:107188 | DOI:10.1140/epje/i2009-10518-3
  • Y Xiang, J W Goodby, V Gortz and H F Gleeson. Revealing the Uniaxial to Biaxial Nematic LC phase transition via distinctive electro-convection. Applied Physics Letters. 2009; 94: . eScholarID:91733 | DOI:10.1063/1.3138867
  • H-S Chang, S Jaradat, H F Gleeson, I Dierking and M Osipov. Stabilization of the SmC*α phase in mixtures with chiral dopants. Phys Rev E. 2009; 79: . eScholarID:91734 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.79.061706
  • S. Jaradat, P. D. Brimicombe, C. Southern, S. D. Siemianowski, E. DiMasi, R. Pindak, and H. F. Gleeson. Stable field-induced ferrielectric liquid crystal phases in devices. Applied Physics Letters. 2009; 94: . eScholarID:91732 | DOI:10.1063/1.3119208
  • P D Brimicombe, S D Sieminaowski, S Jaradat, Y K Levine, P Thompson, W Bras and H F Gleeson. Time-resolved x-ray studies of the dynamics of Smectic-A layer realignment by magnetic fields. Phys Rev E. 2009; 79: . eScholarID:91731 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.79.031706
  • V Gortz, C Southern, N W Roberts, H F Gleeson and J W Goodby. Unusual properties of a bent-core liquid-crystalline fluid. Soft Matter. 2009; 5(2): 463-471. eScholarID:95923 | DOI:10.1039/b808283a


  • P Blake, P D Brimicombe, R R Nair, T J Booth, D Jiang, F Schedin, H F Gleeson, E W Hill, A K Geim and K S Nosovelov. Grahpene-based liquid crystal device. Nano Letters. 2008; 8(6): 1704-1708. eScholarID:36118 | DOI:10.1021/nl080649i
  • V Gortz, C Southern, N W Roberts, H F Gleeson and J W Goodby. Unusual properties of a bent-core liquid crystal fluid. Soft Matter. 2008; 5: 463-471. eScholarID:91728 | DOI:10.1039/b808283a
  • Jaradat S, Brimicombe P, Roberts N, Southern C, Gleeson H. Asymmetric switching in a ferrielectric liquid crystal device. Applied Physics Letters. 2008 October; 93(15): 3. eScholarID:1f273 | DOI:10.1063/1.3001933
  • Jaradat S, Brimicombe P, Southern C, Siemianowski S, DiMasi E, Osipov M, Pindak R, Gleeson H. Unexpected field-induced phase transitions between ferrielectric and antiferroelectric liquid crystal structures. Physical Review E. 2008 January; 77(1): . eScholarID:1f272 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.77.010701
  • Osipov M, Gorkunov M, Gleeson H, Jaradat S. Molecular models for ferroelectric liquid crystals with conventional and anomalously weak layer contraction. European Physical Journal E. 2008 August; 26(4): 395-404. eScholarID:1f164 | DOI:10.1140/epje/i2008-10339-x
  • Southern C, Brimicombe P, Siemianowski S, Jaradat S, Roberts N, Gortz V, Goodby J, Gleeson H. Thermotropic biaxial nematic order parameters and phase transitions deduced by Raman scattering. Epl. 2008 June; 82(5): 6. eScholarID:1f83 | DOI:10.1209/0295-5075/82/56001
  • Yang Y, Brimicombe P, Roberts N, Dickinson M, Osipov M, Gleeson H. Continuously rotating chiral liquid crystal droplets in a linearly polarized laser trap. Optics Express. 2008 May; 16(10): 6877-6882. eScholarID:1f17 | DOI:10.1364/OE.16.006877


  • 104. H-G Yoon and H F Gleeson. Accurate modelling of multilayer chiral nematic devices through Berreman 4x4 matrix methods. Journal of Physics D Applied Physics. 2007; 40: 3579-3586. eScholarID:36055
  • P Brimicombe, S Jaradat, N Roberts, C Southern, R Pindak, S T Wang, C C Huang and H F Gleeson. Structures of the 4-layer intermediate phase in mixtures with remarkable stability. European Physical Journal E. 2007; 23(3): 281-287. eScholarID:36073
  • C Southern and H F Gleeson. Using the full Raman Depolarization in the determination of order parameters in liquid crystal systems. European Physical Journal E. 2007; 24(2): 119-127. eScholarID:36108


  • 100. H-G Yoon, N W Roberts and H F Gleeson. An experimental investigation of the discrete changes in pitch in a thin planar cholesteric device. Liquid Crystals. 2006; 33(4): 503-510. eScholarID:36036 | DOI:10.1080/02678290600633501
  • A N Grigorenko, H F Gleeson, Y Zhang, N W Roberts, A R Sidarov and AA Panteleev. Antisymmetric plasmon resonance as a sensitive tool for detection of local index of refraction. Applied Physics Letters. 2006; 88: 124103-. eScholarID:35991 | DOI:10.1063/1.2187432
  • S J Cowling, A W Hall, J W Goodby, Y Wang and H F Gleeson. Examination of the interlayer strength of smectic liquid crystals through the study of partially fluorinated and branched fluorinated end group. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 2006; 16: 2181-2191. eScholarID:28904 | DOI:10.1039/b517913k
  • A I Stipetic, J W Goodby, M Hird, Y M Raoul, H F Gleeson. High Tilt tilt antiferroelectric esters bearing a perfluorobutanoyloxy terminal chain: the influence of lateral fluoro substitutents on mesomorphic behaviour, tilt angle and spontaneous polarization. Liquid Crystals. 2006; 33(7): 819-828. eScholarID:36018 | DOI:10.1080/02678290600722999
  • T A Wood, H F Gleeson, M R Dickinson. Laser manipulation in liquid crystals: an approach to microfluidics and micromachines. Philosophical Transactions- Royal Society of London Series a Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 2006; 364: 2789-2805. eScholarID:12446 | DOI:10.1098/rsta.2006.1855
  • H F Gleeson, N W Roberts, J Conn, S Jaradat, Y Wang. Mechanisms of switching in an antiferroelectric liquid crystal device revealed by time-resolved x-ray scattering. Liquid Crystals -London-. 2006; 33(4): 451-458. eScholarID:12438 | DOI:10.1080/02678290500487099
  • S Jaradat, H F Gleeson, N Roberts, and Y Wang. Remarkably wide four-layer smectic phases in mixtures of liquid crystals and highly chiral dopants. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 2006; 16: 3753-3761. eScholarID:35980 | DOI:10.1039/b608229g
  • Gleeson, HF; Hirst, LS. Resonant X-ray scattering: A tool for structure elucidation in liquid crystals. CHEMPHYSCHEM. 2006 February; 7: 321-328. eScholarID:1a6374 | DOI:10.1002/cphc.200500426


  • Roberts N. W., Jaradat S., Hirst L. S., Thurlow M. S., Wang Y., Wang S. T., Liu Z. Q., Huang C.C., Bai J., Pindak R. and Gleeson H. F. Biaxiality and the temperature dependence of 3- and 4-layer intermediate smectic phase structures as revealed by resonant x-ray scattering. Eurphys Letts. 2005; 976-982. eScholarID:1a4497
  • J Conn, H F Gleeson and N W Roberts. 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. Ferr. 2005; 315: 205-211. eScholarID:28902 | DOI:10.1080/00150190490510249
  • Grigorenko, AN; Geim, AK; Gleeson, HF; Zhang, Y; Firsov, AA; Khrushchev, IY; Petrovic, J. Nanofabricated media with negative permeability at visible frequencies. NATURE. 2005 November; 438: 335-338. eScholarID:1a6375 | DOI:10.1038/nature04242


  • Hird, Michael; Raoul, Yann; Goodby, John W.; Gleeson, Helen. Chirality issues and interesting properties of achiral and racemic materials with bent molecular structures. Ferroelectrics. 2004; 309: 95-101. eScholarID:1a4867 | DOI:10.1080/00150190490509971
  • Gleeson, H. F.; Winlow, R.; Whitehouse, R. Contrast adjustment of radiological images using liquid crystal devices. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals. 2004; 413: 2689-2695. eScholarID:1a4869 | DOI:10.1080/15421400490439275
  • N W Roberts, S E Temple, T H Haimberger, H F Gleeson & C W Hawryshyn. Differences in the optical properties of rod and cone photoreceptors leading to axial polarisation sensitivity. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science & Vision. 2004; 21: 335-345. eScholarID:1a1350 | DOI:10.1364/JOSAA.21.000335
  • N W Roberts and H F Gleeson. Differences in the optical properties of vertebrate photoreceptor classes leading to axial polarization sensitivity. Vision Research. 2004; eScholarID:1a1358
  • GLEESON HF; TIFFANY A WOOD; MARK R DICKINSON; AMANDA J WRIGHT. Mechanisms of optical angular momentum transfer to nematic liquid crystalline droplets. Applied Physics Letters. 2004 May; 84(21): 4292-4294. eScholarID:1a10091 | DOI:10.1063/1.1753067
  • Gleeson, Helen F.; Wang, Ying; Watson, Samantha; Sahagun-Sanchez, Daniel; Goodby, John W.; Hird, Michael; Petrenko, Alex; Osipov, Mikhail A. On the temperature dependence of the tilt and spontaneous polarization in high tilt antiferroelectric liquid crystals. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 2004; 14: 1480-1485. eScholarID:1a4870 | DOI:10.1039/b314747a
  • Roberts, N. W.; Guillou, J.-P. S.; Gleeson, H. F.; Kirar, I.; Watson, S. J.; Arikainen, E. O. Optical properties of cholesteric materials used in surface stabilised cholesteric texture devices. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals. 2004; 411: 1099-1112. eScholarID:1a4868 | DOI:10.1080/15421400490434793
  • Wang, Y.; Gleeson, H. Phase Behaviour of an Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystal Studied by Raman Spectroscopy. Ferroelectrics. 2004; 59-66. eScholarID:1a4866 | DOI:10.1080/00150190490511202


  • Roberts, Nicholas W.; Gleeson, Helen F.; Bowring, Nicholas; Seed, Alexander; Nassif, L. N.; Herbert, M. R.; Goodby, John W.; Hird, Mike. An experimental and theoretical investigation into the reflection spectra of SmC* and SmCA* phases. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 2003; 13: 353-359. eScholarID:1a4876 | DOI:10.1039/b208506b
  • Gleeson, Helen F. Structures and electric field effects in ferro-, ferri- and antiferro-electric liquid crystal devices. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals. 2003; 401: 211-223. eScholarID:1a4871 | DOI:10.1080/744815202
  • H F Gleeson. Synchrotron studies of electric-field effects in smectic liquid crystals. Fibre Diffraction Review. 2003; 11: 44-51. eScholarID:1a1410 | DOI:10.1382/S20031144
  • Tiffany A. Wood, Amanda J. Wright, Mark R. Dickinson, Helen F. Gleeson, Tom Mullin. The Transverse Trapping Force of an Optical Trap - Factors Affecting its Measurement. Journal of Modern Optics. 2003; 50: 1521-1532. eScholarID:1a3107
  • Hamaneh, M. B.; Gleeson, H. F.; Taylor, P. L. Theory of layer structure in ferroelectric liquid crystal devices in applied electric fields. Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 2003; 68: 051704/1-051704/8. eScholarID:1a4872 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.68.051704


  • Gleeson, Helen F.; Murray, Andrew J.; Fraser, Ellen; Zoro, Alex. An electrically addressed liquid crystal filter for tunable lasers. Optics Communications. 2002; 212: 165-168. eScholarID:1a4879 | DOI:10.1016/S0030-4018(02)01960-0
  • Findon, Alison; Gleeson, Helen F. Elastic constants of an achiral smectic-C material. Ferroelectrics. 2002; 277: 35-45. eScholarID:1a4878 | DOI:10.1080/00150190214449
  • Watson, S. J.; Matkin, L. S.; Baylis, L. J.; Bowring, N.; Gleeson, H. F.; Hird, M.; Goodby, J. Influence of electric fields on the smectic layer structure of ferroelectric and antiferroelectric liquid crystal devices. Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 2002; 65: 031705/1-031705/9. eScholarID:1a4880 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.65.031705
  • GLEESON HF; LS HIRST; SJ WATSON; P CLUZEAU; . Interlayer structures of the chiral smectic liquid crystal phases revealed by resonant x-ray scattering. Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 2002 April; 65(4): 041705/1-041705/10. eScholarID:1a10093 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.65.041705
  • GLEESON HF; SV SERAK; EO ARIKAINEN; VA GROZHIK; . Laser-induced concentric colour domains in a cholesteric liquid crystal mixture containing a nematic azobenzene dopant. Liquid Crystals. 2002 January; 29(1): 19-26. eScholarID:1a10090 | DOI:10.1080/02678290110093778
  • Singh, U.; Gleeson, H. F.; Goodby, J. W.; Hird, M. Optical Bragg reflections from a series of antiferroelectric heterocyclic esters. Ferroelectrics. 2002; 277: 153-167. eScholarID:1a4877 | DOI:10.1080/00150190214447
  • Findon, Alison; Gleeson, Helen F.; Lydon, John E. The realignment of an achiral smectic C chevron structure with applied field. Liquid Crystals. 2002; 29: 79-85. eScholarID:1a4881 | DOI:10.1080/02678290110086497


  • Watson, Samantha J.; Gleeson, Helen F.; D'Emanuele, Antony. An examination of the drug transport properties of liquid crystal embedded membranes. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology, Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals. 2001; 367: 435-443. eScholarID:1a4890 | DOI:10.1080/10587250108028664
  • Roy, S. S.; Gleeson, H. F.; Whatmore, R. W.; Shaw, C. P.; Zhang, Q. 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. 2001; 368: 9-15. eScholarID:1a4889 | DOI:10.1080/10587250108029925
  • Shaw, C. P.; Roy, S. S.; Whatmore, R. W.; Gleeson, H.; Huang, Z.; Zhang, Q.; Dunn, S. Growth and characterization of lead zirconate titanate (30/70) thin films using TiO2 seeding for oxide ferroelectric-liquid crystal display application. Ferroelectrics. 2001; 256: 159-174. eScholarID:1a4888 | DOI:10.1080/00150190108015981
  • Serak, S.; Kovalev, A.; Agashkov, A.; Gleeson, H. F.; Watson, S. J.; Reshetnyak, V.; Yaroshchuk, O. Laser-induced surface and bulk reorientation of the director in azo-dye-doped liquid crystal cells. Optics Communications. 2001; 187: 235-247. eScholarID:1a4898 | DOI:10.1016/S0030-4018(00)01111-1
  • Singh, Upindranath; Hunte, Carlos; Gleeson, Helen. Optical activity of a side group cholesteric liquid crystalline silicone. Liquid Crystals. 2001; 28: 697-701. eScholarID:1a4897 | DOI:10.1080/02678290010023334
  • GLEESON HF; A CADY; JA PITNEY; R PINDAK; . 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. 2001 October; 64(5): 050702/1-050702/4. eScholarID:1a10092 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.64.050702
  • Whatmore, R. W.; Shaw, C. P.; Zhang, Q.; Roy, S. S.; Gleeson, H. F. Oxide ferroelectric thin film nematic liquid crystal devices. Integrated Ferroelectrics. 2001; 41: 3-16. eScholarID:1a4883 | DOI:10.1080/10584580108012802
  • Singh, U.; Watson, S. J.; Gleeson, H. F. 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. 2001; 365: 297-304. eScholarID:1a4891 | DOI:10.1080/10587250108025307
  • Singh, Upindranath; Davis, Fredric; Gleeson, Helen. 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. 2001; 357: 239-247. eScholarID:1a4896 | DOI:10.1080/10587250108028257
  • Matkin, L. S.; Watson, S. J.; Gleeson, H. F.; Pindak, R.; Pitney, J.; Johnson, P. M.; Huang, C. C.; Barois, P.; Levelut, A.-M.; Srajer, G.; Pollmann, J.; Goodby, J. W.; Hird, M. Resonant x-ray scattering study of the antiferroelectric and ferrielectric phases in liquid-crystal devices. Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 2001; 64: 021705/1-021705/6. eScholarID:1a4895 | DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.64.021705
  • Hird, Michael; Goodby, John W.; Toyne, Kenneth J.; Gleeson, Helen F.; Buxton, I. Peter; Seed, Alexander J.; Herbert, Mark R. 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. 2001; 365: 213-220. eScholarID:1a4892 | DOI:10.1080/10587250108025297
  • Gleeson, Helen F.; Bryant, Georgina K.; Morse, Adrian S. 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. 2001; 362: 203-215. eScholarID:1a4894 | DOI:10.1080/10587250108025770