Chapter 4. The Flexoelectric Polarization

  1. Prof. Sven T. Lagerwall

Published Online: 21 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527613588.ch4

Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals

Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals

How to Cite

Lagerwall, S. T. (1999) The Flexoelectric Polarization, in Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527613588.ch4

Author Information

  1. Physics Department, Chalmers University of Technology, S-41296 Göteborg, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527298310

Online ISBN: 9783527613588

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Keywords:

  • reflection;
  • denominations;
  • nematic;
  • symmetry;
  • perpendicular

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Deformations from the Ground State of a Nematic

  • The Flexoelectric Coefficients

  • The Molecular Picture

  • Analogies and Contrasts to the Piezoelectric Effect

  • The Importance of Rational Sign Conventions

  • Singularities are Charged in Liquid Crystals

  • The Flexoelectrooptic Effect

  • Why Can a Cholesteric Phase not be Biaxial?

  • Flexoelectric Effects in the Smectic A Phase

  • Flexoelectric Effects in the Smectic C Phase