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 0003-6951Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
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.
|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|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||20 Feb 2012 10:09|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 18:17|