Intercalated Smectic A Phases in Banana-Shaped Liquid Crystals with Carbonate End Groups (pages 2184–2188)
Katalin Fodor-Csorba, Antal Jákli, Anikó Vajda, S. Krishna Prasad, Doddamane S. Shankar Rao, Ronald Y. Dong, Jiadi Xu and Giancarlo Galli
Version of Record online: 14 SEP 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200600377
Bent-core liquid crystals: These new ester-type symmetrical bent-core liquid crystals with carbonate end groups have nematic and SmAint mesophases, which are quite different from those of the well-known rod-like compounds. In the SmAint phase these new compounds show large electric field-induced biaxiality which can be induced in less than 1 ms. The picture shows the texture of the SmAint phase, where an electric field is applied to the upper electrode area.