Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Advanced Ferroelectricity$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robert Blinc

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199570942

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570942.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 03 December 2021

Ferroelectric liquid crystals

Ferroelectric liquid crystals

(p.79) 3 Ferroelectric liquid crystals
Advanced Ferroelectricity

Robert Blinc

Oxford University Press

The origin of ferroelectricity in liquid crystals and the basic physical properties of the systems are briefly discussed. Special attention is paid to elementary excitations in ferroelectric liquid crystals, i.e. the symmetry recovering Goldstone mode, the amplitudon mode and the symmetry‐breaking soft mode. The phase diagram of ferroelectric liquid crystals in magnetic and electric fields is presented and the field‐induced Lifshitz point is discussed. The difference in the soliton structure in electric and magnetic fields is presented. The properties of freely suspended smectic thin films are shown as a function of the number of smectic layers involved. This represents an example of the cross‐over from the 3D to 2D universality class.

Keywords:   couplings, ferroelectricity in liquid crystals, symmetry requirements, excitations, ferroelectric liquid crystals, magnetic‐field‐induced Lifshitz point, electric‐field‐induced Lifshitz point, soliton structures, ferroelectric smectic thin films

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .