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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Physics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/20561
Antiferroelectric liquid crystal mixture without smectic layer shrinkage at the direct sma* - smca* transition
English
Giesselmann, Frank [> >]
Lagerwall, Jan mailto [Chalmers University of Technology]
Andersson, G. [> >]
Radcliffe, M. D. [> >]
2002
Physical Review. E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
American Physical Society
66
5
051704
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1539-3755
1550-2376
College Park
MD
[en] Chiral smectic liquid crystals ; antiferroelectricity ; phase transitions ; de vries
[en] We report results of x-ray, optic, electro-optic, and dielectric investigations on an antiferroelectric liquid- crystal mixture exhibiting a direct second-order phase transition between the Sm-A* and Sm-Ca* phases with virtually no shrinkage in the smectic layer spacing. The birefringence measurements and texture observations suggest that the phase transition follows the diffuse cone model of Adrian de Vries, which explains the constant layer spacing. The antiferroelectric nature of the tilted phase is verified by the presence of twin polarization reversal peaks in the current response and by the absence of strong absorptions in the dielectric spectrum. The threshold for switching this phase to the synclinic, ferroelectric state is sharp and occurs at a very low voltage.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/20561
10.1103/PhysRevE.66.051704

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