Critical behavior of nonlinear permittivity in the smectic-[formula presented] phase of chiral liquid crystals

Yasuyuki Kimura, Hiroshi Isono, Reinosuke Hayakawa

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Abstract

We study the nonlinear permittivity of chiral liquid crystals in the smectic-[Formula Presented] phase near the ferroelectric smectic-[Formula Presented] phase and the smectic-[Formula Presented] phase theoretically and experimentally. The third-order nonlinear permittivity [formula presented] shows the critical behavior with the exponent of four near the [formula presented] phase and its sign depends on the order of the phase transition. In the case of the [formula presented] phase transition, the sign inversion of [formula presented] presumably due to the large fluctuation of order parameter, is observed near the transition temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume64
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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