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Phenomenological model for antiferroelectric liquid crystals: phase sequences
Author(s): Bostjan Zeks; Mojca Cepic
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Paper Abstract

The discrete phenomenological model of antiferroelectric liquid crystals is reviewed that takes into account interlayer interactions up to next nearest neighboring layers. Possible predicted tilted phases are presented and compared with experimentally observed phases: the ferroelectric SmC* phase, the antiferroelectric SmCA* phase, the ferrielectric SmC(gamma )* phase and the short pitch SmC(alpha )* phase. It is also shown that various observed sequences of phases in dependence of temperature can be obtained by properly choosing the model parameters.

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Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3318, Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.299998
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Bostjan Zeks, Jozef Stefan Institute and Institute of Biophysics (Slovenia)
Mojca Cepic, Jozef Stefan Institute and Faculty of Education (Slovenia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3318:
Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications
Jolanta Rutkowska; Stanislaw J. Klosowicz; Jerzy Zielinski; Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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