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Bananas in Smectic Liquid Crystals

in Smectic Liquid Crystals

Banana-shaped molecules on smectic layers (smectic CP) have a spontaneous polarization, P.

Polarization vector for smectic CP: H. R. Brand, P. E. Cladis, and H. Pleiner

first published in: Symmetry and Defects in the CM Phase of Polymeric Liquid Crystals, Macromolecules 25, 7223 (1992)

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