A new electromechanical effect has been found in planar oriented chiral smectic C* liquid crystals under the influence of an applied alternating electric field. Apart from the well-known electrooptical effects a mechanical vibration has been observed in a direction parallel to the smectic layers and perpendicular to the electric field.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal de physique. Lettres|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1985|
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