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|Title:||Longitudinal spontaneous polarization and longitudinal electroclinic effect in achiral smectic phases with bent-shaped molecules|
Figueiredo Neto, A.M.
|Publisher:||The American Physical Society|
|Citation:||Physical Review Letters, 1999, Vol.82, 1466-1469|
|Abstract:||The stable smectic configurations associated with achiral bent-shaped molecules are investigated theoretically. Five different configurations of the molecules within the layers are found, among which two possess a spontaneous longitudinal polarization, consistent with the n-^→-n-^ symmetry. Under application of a longitudinal electric field these configurations can give rise to remarkable field effects, such as a three-state switching of the transverse polarization under alternating field, and a longitudinal electroclinic effect.|
|Copyright:||(1999) by the American Physical Society|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers (SCM)|
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