Ferroelectric switching was observed for a nematic liquid crystal consisting of bent-core polar molecules. X-ray diffraction shows that this originates from the cooperative alignment of nanometric size polar and biaxial cybotactic groups present in the nematic phase. This discovery discloses the way toward ferroelectric fluids that can be aligned using a simple electric field.

A novel nematic liquid crystal phase with ferroelectric response / O., Francescangeli; V., Stanic; S. I., Torgova; A., Strigazzi; Scaramuzza, Nicola; C., Ferrero; I. P., Dolbnya; T. M., Weiss; R., Berardi; L., Muccioli; S., Orlandi; C., Zannoni. - In: HIGHLIGHTS - EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY. - ISSN 1605-2900. - (2010).

A novel nematic liquid crystal phase with ferroelectric response

SCARAMUZZA, Nicola;
2010

Abstract

Ferroelectric switching was observed for a nematic liquid crystal consisting of bent-core polar molecules. X-ray diffraction shows that this originates from the cooperative alignment of nanometric size polar and biaxial cybotactic groups present in the nematic phase. This discovery discloses the way toward ferroelectric fluids that can be aligned using a simple electric field.
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