Flexoelectric effect in a bent-core mesogen

Khoa van Le, Fumito Araoka, Katalin Fodor-Csorba, Ken Ishikawa, Hideo Takezoe

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The flexoelectricity in a bent-core liquid crystal was evaluated quantitatively using two independent electrooptic methods. The absolute value of the bend flexoelectric coefficient e3 was measured to be about 15.8 pC m-1. Our results revealed that there is little difference between the flexoelectricity of bent-core mesogens and that of conventional calamitic mesogens, i.e. in the same pC m-1 order. The principles of the methods used are reviewed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1119-1124
Number of pages6
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2009


  • Bent-core liquid crystal
  • Converse flexoelectric effect
  • Flexoelectric effect
  • Flexoelectric instability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    van Le, K., Araoka, F., Fodor-Csorba, K., Ishikawa, K., & Takezoe, H. (2009). Flexoelectric effect in a bent-core mesogen. Liquid Crystals, 36(10-11), 1119-1124. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678290902854086