Switching of banana liquid crystal mesophases under field

@article{Achard2003SwitchingOB,
  title={Switching of banana liquid crystal mesophases under field},
  author={Marie France Achard and J. P. Bedel and J. P. Marcerou and H. T. Nguyen and Jean Rouillon},
  journal={The European Physical Journal E},
  year={2003},
  volume={10},
  pages={129-134}
}
Abstract:Taking advantage of the great number of bent-core or “banana" compounds synthesized and studied in the laboratory, we describe their behaviour under the application of an external electric field. If the field were a static one, we would work within the frame of an equilibrium phase diagram in a (field E, temperature T) space where some phases would be simple dielectrics and others ferroelectric ones with a macroscopic polarization, either spontaneous or induced by the field. In this… 
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