Chiral V-shaped liquid-crystal molecules

C. Carboni*, A. Straw, R. Al-Nadhiri

*Corresponding author for this work

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The behaviour chiral V-shaped bi-mesogen molecules in smectic phases is investigated. The template concept is used to describe the conformations of the molecules in smectic A and smectic C phases. The response of V-shaped molecules to an electric field is described. It is found that in the smectic C phase V-shaped molecules can display a ferroelectric response at low field followed by an antiferroelectric response at high fields.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFerroelectrics
PublisherGordon & Breach Science Publ Inc
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event7th International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals - Darmstadt, Ger
Duration: Aug 29 1999Sep 3 1999


Other7th International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals
CityDarmstadt, Ger

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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