Resonant X-ray scattering of the antiferrolectric and ferrielectric phases in liquid crystal devices was studied. Transition of the antiferroelectric phase to an unwound ferroelectric state on the application of a high electric field was also investigated. The results showed that no helical unwinding occurs at fields lower than the chevron to bookshelf threshold.
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|Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
|Published - Aug 2001