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ZB 10 - Soft Condensed Matter (R. Holyst)

We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!

Publication

Coupling of polarization and dislocation in ferroelectric smectic liquid-crystal films

Author(s): Holyst, R and Poniewierski, A and Fortmeier, P and Stegemeyer, H
Title: Coupling of polarization and dislocation in ferroelectric smectic liquid-crystal films
Abstract: The polarization vector in ferroelectric smectic-C*} films preferably along a dislocation line due to the Coulomb interaction between charges. The electric field locally perpendicular to the line distorts it, and in the case of a dislocation loop an structure is formed, with n depending on the applied voltage. phenomenon has been observed in an experiment in which the effect of ion impurities has been partially lifted in a (3 Hz) electric field. A characteristic length scale related to this phenomenon is of the order of 10(4) Angstrom.
Pages: 5848-5851
Journal: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Volume: 81
ID: ISI:000077760200035
Year: 1998
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.5848