Chapter 5. The SmA*- SmC* Transition and the Helical C* State

  1. Prof. Sven T. Lagerwall

Published Online: 21 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527613588.ch5

Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals

Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals

How to Cite

Lagerwall, S. T. (1999) The SmA*- SmC* Transition and the Helical C* State, in Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527613588.ch5

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:

  • transitions;
  • parabolic;
  • fluctuations;
  • angular;
  • dipole

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Smectic C Order Parameter

  • The SmA*-SmC* Transition

  • The Smectic C* Order Parameters

  • The Helical Smectic C* State

  • The Flexoelectric Contribution in the Helical State

  • Nonchiral Helielectrics and Antiferroelectrics

  • Mesomorphic States without Director Symmetry

  • Simple Landau Expansions

  • The Electroclinic Effect

  • The Deformed Helix Mode in Short Pitch Materials

  • The Landau Expansion for the Helical C* State

  • The Pikin-Indenbom Order Parameter