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By Ágnes Buka,Nándor Éber

ISBN-10: 1848167997

ISBN-13: 9781848167995

The e-book intends to offer a state of the art review of flexoelectricity, a linear actual coupling among mechanical (orientational) deformations and electrical polarization, that's particular to structures with orientational order, comparable to liquid crystals.

Chapters written through specialists within the box make clear theoretical in addition to experimental elements of study conducted because the discovery of flexoelectricity. along with a typical macroscopic (continuum) description the microscopic concept of flexoelectricity can also be addressed. Electro-optic results as a result of or changed by way of flexoelectricity in addition to quite a few (direct and oblique) dimension tools are mentioned. designated emphasis is given to the function of flexoelectricity in pattern-forming instabilities.

While the focus of the e-book lies in flexoelectricity in nematic liquid crystals, peculiarities of different mesophases (bent-core structures, cholesterics, and smectics) also are reviewed. Flexoelectricity has relevance to organic (living) platforms and will additionally supply probabilities for technical functions. the fundamentals of those interdisciplinary fields also are summarized.


  • Introduction to Flexoelectricity: Its Discovery and simple suggestions (R B Meyer)
  • Molecular idea of Flexoelectricity in Nematic Liquid Crystals (M A Osipov)
  • Flexoelectro-optics and Measurements of Flexocoefficients (N V Madhusudana)
  • Flexoelectricity of Bent-core Molecules (A Jákli, J Harden and N Éber)
  • The function of Flexoelectricity in development Formation (Á Buka, T Tóth-Katona, N Éber, A Krekhov and W Pesch)
  • Flexoelectricity in Chiral Polar Smectics (M Čepič)
  • Flexoelectricity in Lyotropics and in dwelling Liquid Crystals (A G Petrov)
  • Applications of Flexoelectricity (P Rudquist and S T Lagerwall)
  • Appendix A. Measured Flexoelectric Coefficients of Nematic Liquid Crystals (N Éber)
  • Appendix B. Abbreviations

Readership: Graduate scholars and researchers in physics, biology and their applications.

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