Studies on Room Temperature Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal, 12CN5(R*)

A. K. George*, Venkata G.K.M. Pisipati, C. Carboni, S. H. Al Harthi, J. Naciri

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Characterization studies are performed on a ferroelectric liquid crystal, 12CN5(R*). Phase sequence and transition temperatures are obtained by polarized thermal microscopy. Temperature variation of spontaneous polarization and tilt angle in the smectic C* phase are found to agree with the mean-field predictions. Results obtained for the variation of the switching time and torsional viscosity with temperature are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal
  • Smectic C* Phase
  • Spontaneous Polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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