Flexoelectricity and piezoelectricity: the reason for the rich variety of phases in antiferroelectric smectic liquid crystals.

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The free energy of antiferroelectric smectic liquid crystals which takes into account polar order explicitly is presented. Steric, van der Waals, piezoelectric, and flexoelectric interactions to the nearest layers, and dipolar electrostatic interactions to the nearest and to the next-nearest layers, induce indirect tilt interactions with chiral and achiral… (More)

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@article{epi2001FlexoelectricityAP, title={Flexoelectricity and piezoelectricity: the reason for the rich variety of phases in antiferroelectric smectic liquid crystals.}, author={Mojca {\vC}epi{\vc} and Bo{\vs}tjan Žek{\vs}}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2001}, volume={87 8}, pages={085501} }