Molecular shape and flexoelectricity

  title={Molecular shape and flexoelectricity},
  author={Jeffrey Lee Billeter and Robert A. Pelcovits},
  journal={Liquid Crystals},
  pages={1151 - 1160}
  • J. L. BilleterRobert A. Pelcovits
  • Published 16 October 1999
  • Physics
  • Liquid Crystals
Monte Carlo simulations were performed of systems of wedge-shaped objects formed from Gay-Berne ellipsoids joined to Lennard-Jones spheres. We studied two different wedge shapes, one more asymmetric than the other. The bend and splay flexoelectric coefficients were measured in the isotropic and smectic phases using linear response theory, and found to be negligibly small in the isotropic phase. We found a close connection between the properties of the intermolecular potential and the… 

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