Ferroelectric Columnar Liquid Crystal Featuring Confined Polar Groups Within Core–Shell Architecture

@article{Miyajima2012FerroelectricCL,
  title={Ferroelectric Columnar Liquid Crystal Featuring Confined Polar Groups Within Core–Shell Architecture},
  author={Daigo Miyajima and Fumito Araoka and Hideo Takezoe and Jungeun Kim and Kenichi Kato and Masaki Takata and Takuzo Aida},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={336},
  pages={209 - 213}
}
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