Switching of banana liquid crystal mesophases under field

  title={Switching of banana liquid crystal mesophases under field},
  author={M. Achard and J. Bedel and J. Marcerou and H. Nguyen and J. Rouillon},
  journal={The European Physical Journal E},
  • M. Achard, J. Bedel, +2 authors J. Rouillon
  • Published 2003
  • Physics, Medicine
  • The European Physical Journal E
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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