A racemic layer structure in a chiral bent-core ferroelectric liquid crystal

@article{Nakata2001ARL,
  title={A racemic layer structure in a chiral bent-core ferroelectric liquid crystal},
  author={M. Nakata and D. Link and F. Araoka and J. Thisayukta and Y. Takanishi and K. Ishikawa and J. Watanabe and H. Takezoe},
  journal={Liquid Crystals},
  year={2001},
  volume={28},
  pages={1301 - 1308}
}
A fluid smectic phase of a chiral bent-core liquid crystal was found to have a ground state structure that is anticlinic in tilt and ferroelectric in polar order, SmCAPF*. The layer chirality of this structure alternates from layer to layer despite their being composed of chiral mesogens. Observations of the optical second harmonic generation signal from well-aligned domains confirm that the ground state of this phase is bistable ferroelectric. In addition to the ground state two types of… Expand
Topological ferroelectric bistability in a polarization-modulated orthogonal smectic liquid crystal.
Orientation control over bent-core smectic liquid crystal phases
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We thank Dr Ewa Gorecka for valuable discussion