Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 36, Number 2, November 2006
|Page(s)||157 - 163|
|Section||Characterization of Materials: Imaging, Microscopy and Spectroscopy|
|Published online||19 September 2006|
Non linear dielectric spectroscopy: a method to determine physical parameters of ferroelectric liquid crystals
LEMCEL, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, 50 rue F. Buisson,
BP 717, 62228 Calais Cedex, France
2 Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2, 00-908 Warszawa, Poland
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 17 July 2006
Accepted: 28 July 2006
Published online: 19 September 2006
This paper concerns non linear dielectric spectroscopy in the SmC* phase of a ferroelectric liquid crystal. The experimental set-up and the procedure used to determine non linear permittivities are described. The results are discussed on the basis of the model proposed by Kimura et al. [Y. Kimura, S. Hara, R. Hayakawa, Phys. Rev. E 62, R5907 (2000); Y. Kimura, S. Hara, R. Hayakawa, Ferroelectrics 245, 61 (2000)]. A good agreement is obtained between the measurements and the theoretical predictions for and non linear permittivities. Some physical parameters of the material like the polarization, the rotational viscosity and the elastic term are determined. The polarization is found similar to this obtained with classical triangular wave method.
PACS: 61.30.-v – Liquid crystals / 77.22.Ch – Permittivity (dielectric function)
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