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Nonchiral ferroelectric smectic-C films

  • P. O. Andreeva
  • V. K. Dolganov
  • C. Gors
  • R. Fouret
  • E. I. Kats
Condensed Matter

Abstract

Free-standing films of nonchiral liquid crystal compound are studied by optical reflectivity measurements. The existence of macroscopic ferroelectric properties and orientation of the tilt plane parallel to an electric field in the temperature range above the smectic-C-smectic-A bulk transition is demonstrated.

PACS numbers

77.84.Nh 77.80.Dj 

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© MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica" 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. O. Andreeva
    • 1
  • V. K. Dolganov
    • 1
  • C. Gors
    • 2
  • R. Fouret
    • 2
  • E. I. Kats
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Solid State PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow RegionRussia
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Dynamique et Structure des Materiaux MoleculairesUniversite de Lille 1, UFR de PhysiqueVilleneuve d’AscqFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Spectrometrie PhysiqueUniversite Joseph-Fourier Grenoble 1CedexFrance
  4. 4.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Acadmy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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