Ferroelectric domain formation in discotic liquid crystals: Monte Carlo study on the influence of boundary conditions.


The realization of a spontaneous macroscopic ferroelectric order in fluids of anisotropic mesogens is a topic of both fundamental and technological interest. Recently we demonstrated that a system of dipolar achiral disklike ellipsoids can exhibit long-searched ferroelectric liquid crystalline phases of dipolar origin. In the present work, extensive off… (More)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.042503