Field-induced texture transitions in a bent-core nematic liquid crystal.

@article{Stannarius2007FieldinducedTT,
  title={Field-induced texture transitions in a bent-core nematic liquid crystal.},
  author={Ralf Stannarius and Alexey Eremin and M-G Tamba and Gerhard Pelzl and Wolfgang Weissflog},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2007},
  volume={76 6 Pt 1},
  pages={061704}
}
It is demonstrated in electro-optic experiments that an external electric field of the order of 10;{5} V/m induces persisting texture transitions in a nematic phase formed by bent-core mesogens. The field-induced metastable state is identified by its optical and electric properties. After the field is switched off, the original and induced states can… CONTINUE READING