Optics and Electric Field Effects in Nematic and Smectic A Liquid Crystals

  • Lev M. Blinov


We begin with the electric displacement vector \( {D_j} = {\varepsilon_{ij}}{E_i} \) where i, j = x′, y′, z′ are Cartesian coordinates and the summation over repeated indices is inferred. The tensor of dielectric permittivity is symmetric \( {\varepsilon_{ij}} = {\varepsilon_{ji}} \)and generally (even for biaxial medium) has six independent components.


Liquid Crystal Nematic Liquid Crystal Nematic Phase Free Energy Density Dielectric Anisotropy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Russian Academy of Sciences Inst. CrystallographyMoscowRussia

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