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A field-induced ferrielectric liquid crystal phase

Jaradat, S. and Brimicombe, P.D. and Osipov, Mikhail and Pindak, R. and Gleeson, H.F. (2011) A field-induced ferrielectric liquid crystal phase. Applied Physics Letters, 98 (4). ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

Understanding the structures and stability conditions of emerging liquid crystal (LC) phases brings us a step closer to the crucial understanding of delicate self-assembling nanoscale systems and the consequential impact on their macroscopic properties. We report experimental evidence and a theoretical model for a ferrielectric LC phase which has a three-layer repeat structure and is field-induced but exhibits a symmetry and electro-optical properties that are distinct from those of the known ferrielectric (SmC�∗FI1) phase. This discovery has implications for the ways in which LC phases are identified, and offers the potential for better control of ferroelectric LC devices.

Item type: Article
ID code: 37723
Keywords: dielectric liquids, electro-optical effects, liquid crystals , liquid crystal phase transformations, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Subjects: Science > Mathematics
Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 10:09
Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 09:58
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/37723

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