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)