Deformation of smectic-A domains in an isotropic phase induced by electric-field application

Todorokihara, M.; Naito, H.
June 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 519 Issue 1, p202
Academic Journal
Electric field-induced changes in shapes of smectic-A domains in an isotropic phase has been observed in the binary mixture of octyloxycyanobiphenyl with dodecyl alcohol. It is found that the average size of hemispherical smectic-A domains on substrate surfaces is decreased with increasing electric field. These experimental results can be explained by the electric-field induced spontaneous curvature.


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