Flexoelectricity in Liquid Crystals:Theory, Experiments and - download pdf or read online

By Ágnes Buka,Nándor Éber

The e-book intends to provide a cutting-edge evaluation of flexoelectricity, a linear actual coupling among mechanical (orientational) deformations and electrical polarization, that's particular to structures with orientational order, similar to liquid crystals.

Chapters written by way of specialists within the box make clear theoretical in addition to experimental elements of study performed because the discovery of flexoelectricity. in addition to a typical macroscopic (continuum) description the microscopic thought of flexoelectricity is additionally addressed. Electro-optic results because of or changed by way of flexoelectricity in addition to a number of (direct and oblique) dimension equipment are mentioned. specified emphasis is given to the function of flexoelectricity in pattern-forming instabilities.

While the main target of the e-book lies in flexoelectricity in nematic liquid crystals, peculiarities of alternative mesophases (bent-core platforms, cholesterics, and smectics) also are reviewed. Flexoelectricity has relevance to organic (living) platforms and will additionally supply chances for technical functions. the fundamentals of those interdisciplinary fields also are summarized.


  • Introduction to Flexoelectricity: Its Discovery and uncomplicated suggestions (R B Meyer)
  • Molecular conception of Flexoelectricity in Nematic Liquid Crystals (M A Osipov)
  • Flexoelectro-optics and Measurements of Flexocoefficients (N V Madhusudana)
  • Flexoelectricity of Bent-core Molecules (A Jákli, J Harden and N Éber)
  • The function of Flexoelectricity in development Formation (Á Buka, T Tóth-Katona, N Éber, A Krekhov and W Pesch)
  • Flexoelectricity in Chiral Polar Smectics (M Čepič)
  • Flexoelectricity in Lyotropics and in dwelling Liquid Crystals (A G Petrov)
  • Applications of Flexoelectricity (P Rudquist and S T Lagerwall)
  • Appendix A. Measured Flexoelectric Coefficients of Nematic Liquid Crystals (N Éber)
  • Appendix B. Abbreviations

Readership: Graduate scholars and researchers in physics, biology and their applications.

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