Short pitch structures in smectics with interactions over more than two layers

Дата и время публикации : 2000-09-21T13:23:11Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Mojca Cepic
Barbara Rovsek
Bostjan Zeks

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Коментарии к cтатье: 12 pages, 3 figures, submitted to Mol.Cryst. Liq. Cryts. Proceedings of ILCC2000
Первичная категория: cond-mat.soft

Все категории : cond-mat.soft

Краткий обзор статьи: Phenomenological model of chiral polar smectics is introduced with interactions up to the fourth neighboring layers. The minimization of the free energy gives three stable structures: the ferroelectric Sm C$^*$ phase, the antiferroelectric Sm C$^*_A$ phase and the hellicoidally modulated structure of the Sm C$^*_H$ phase. The phase Sm C$^*_alpha$ can be recognized as the Sm C$^*_H$ phase below Sm A phase and as the Sm C$^*_{FI2}$ phase or as the Sm C$^*_{FI1}$ phase when appearing between the Sm C$^*$ phase and the Sm C$^*_A$ phase. Stability of these phases is analyzed and the phase diagram in the space of model parameters is presented.

Category: Physics