Historical Overview of Polar Liquid Crystals

@article{Takezoe2014HistoricalOO,
  title={Historical Overview of Polar Liquid Crystals},
  author={Hideo Takezoe},
  journal={Ferroelectrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={468},
  pages={1 - 17}
}
  • H. Takezoe
  • Published 30 July 2014
  • Physics, Chemistry
  • Ferroelectrics
Brief history of ferroelectric and antiferroelectric liquid crystals is described. To reduce the symmetry of the molecular systems, two ideas were successfully used; introductions of chirality and molecular shape asymmetry. The chirality introduced into rod-shaped and disc-shaped molecular systems led to chiral smectic C and chiral discotic columnar phases. Dogleg from rod and cone or bowl from disc in molecular shapes brought about polar organization by their packing, realizing so-called… 
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