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Scaled chiral indices for ferroelectric liquid crystals

Solymosi, M.; Low, R.J.; Grayson, M.; Neal, M.P.; Wilson, M.R.; Earl, D.J.

Authors

M. Solymosi

R.J. Low

M. Grayson

M.P. Neal

D.J. Earl



Abstract

Chirality of optically active liquid crystal molecules has become an important research topic and the subject of a number of theoretical and experimental studies. We present here the results of the application of a newly developed scaling method of a steric chiral index to chiral dopant molecules and to ferroelectric molecules. Good agreement is found between the scaled chiral index and the helical twisting power for a range of rigid chiral dopant molecules. Less good agreement is found in the case of rod-like flexible ferroelectric molecular structures and polarisation.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2002
Journal Ferroelectrics
Print ISSN 0015-0193
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 277
Pages 483-490
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1568435