Order Electricity at Smectic Liquid Crystal Interfaces

  • G. Durand
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 166)


The spontaneous tilt of molecules inside thin smectic films and the observation of antiferroelectric order SA2 at a free surface of a SA1 material can be explained by the onset of the electric polarization associated with the gradient of orientational order.


Nematic Liquid Crystal Order Polarization Smectic Layer Debye Screening Length Orientational Order Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Durand
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Bat.510Université de Paris-SudOrsay-CedexFrance

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