Ferroelectric and electroclinic properties of the chiral mesogen {Bis-[N-4-(S-(–)-β-citronelloxy)Phenyl-4′-(N-Dodecyloxy)-salicylaldiminato]}Palladium(II)**

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  • Prof. Mauro Ghedini,

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    1. INFM Unità di Cosenza, Dipartimento di Chimica Università delia Calabria I-87036 Arcavacata (CS) (Italy)
    • INFM Unità di Cosenza, Dipartimento di Chimica Università delia Calabria I-87036 Arcavacata (CS) (Italy)
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  • Daniela Pucci,

    1. INFM Unità di Cosenza, Dipartimento di Chimica Università delia Calabria I-87036 Arcavacata (CS) (Italy)
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  • Nicola Scaramuzza,

    1. INFM Unità di Cosenza, Dipartimento di Fisica Università delia Calabria I-87036 Arcavacata (CS) (Italy)
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  • Lachezar Komitov,

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    1. Department of Physics Chalmers University of Technology, S-41296 Gäteborg (Sweden)
    • INFM Unità di Cosenza, Dipartimento di Fisica Università delia Calabria I-87036 Arcavacata (CS) (Italy)
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  • Prof. Sven T. Lagerwall

    1. Department of Physics Chalmers University of Technology, S-41296 Gäteborg (Sweden)
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    Work Partially supported by the U. E. NETWORK C. N° ERBCHRX CT 930206. L. Komitov and S. T. Lagerwall would like to aknowledge the financial support given by the Swedish Natural Sciences Research council (NFR) and by the Swedish Research Council for Engineering Sciences.

Abstract

Chiral metallomesogens, especially those exhibiting SA* and SC* phases, are of potential interest for applications in electro-optics. The performance of the materials depends on a number of factors, including spontaneous polarization, switching speed, and tilt angle. Here, the first reports of the electroclinic behavior of a number of metallomesogens are made.

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