Extension of the Hamaneh - Taylor model using the macroscopic polarization for the description of chiral smectic liquid crystals

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Dhaouadi, Hassen
Bitri, Nabila
Essid, Sahbi
Soltani, Taoufik
Gharbi, Abdelhafidh
Marcerou, Jean-Paul
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Chiral smectic liquid crystals exhibit a series of phases, including ferroelectric, antiferroelectric and ferrielectric commensurate structures as well as an incommensurate SmCalpha phase. We carried out an extension of the phenomenological model, recently presented by M. B. Hamaneh and P. L. Taylor, based upon the distorted clock model.
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Condensed Matter - Soft Condensed Matter
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