Field-induced structures and transitions in chiral antiferroelectric liquid crystals.

Abstract

The transformation of a chiral antiferroelectric liquid crystal in an electric field was calculated. Minimization of the free energy was performed with respect to both the phase and the modulus of the two-component order parameter. Competition between the electric field, which favors a planar structure, and chirality and the anticlinic ordering leads to… (More)

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@article{Dolganov2008FieldinducedSA, title={Field-induced structures and transitions in chiral antiferroelectric liquid crystals.}, author={Pavel Dolganov and Victor M Zhilin}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2008}, volume={77 3 Pt 1}, pages={031703} }