Control of the antiferroelectric order in low molar mass organosiloxane liquid crystals

C. Carboni*, W. K. Robinson, S. P. Perkins, H. J. Coles

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We investigate the interactions responsible for the antiferroelectric behaviour of bi-mesogen low molar mass organosiloxane liquid-crystal material. We find that the behaviour is controlled by the conformation of the siloxane link between the two mesogens. The bent conformation of the siloxane link containing three silicon atoms appears to be the ideal one to impose the antiferroelectric order to a material that would otherwise be ferroelectric.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 6th International Conference on Ferroelectrics Liquid Crystals. Part 1 (of 3) - Brest, Fr
Duration: Jul 20 1997Jul 24 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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