A fluid liquid crystal with ferroelectric-like order

Hiroya Nishikawa, Kazuya Shiroshita, Hiroki Higuchi, Yasushi Okumura, Yasuhiro Haseba, Shin Ichi Yamamoto, Koki Sago, Hirotsugu Kikuchi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A calamitic liquid crystal composed of 1,3-dioxane and fluorinated aryl units exhibits a highly polar and fluid mesophase (MP phase). In the MP phase, anomalously large dielectric permittivity (ca. 104), ferroelectric-like polarization switching, and second harmonic generation (SHG) are observed. SHG interferometry also indicates the polarization inversion by reversing the applied electric field in the MP phase. These experimental data clearly show that in the MP phase, a unidirectional ferroelectric-like polar order exists along the director.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies XIV
EditorsLiang-Chy Chien, Dirk J. Broer, Igor Musevic, Byoungho Lee
ISBN (Electronic)9781510625242
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies XIV 2019 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 3 2019Feb 5 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies XIV 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'A fluid liquid crystal with ferroelectric-like order'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this