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Switchable columnar phases

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Disclike molecules form various columnar phases. Extensive efforts have been made to make these phases polar. In the course of these attempts, two columnar phases, in which dipoles along the column ferroelectrically switch, were discovered. In this Highlight article, we summarize the attempts to realize polar columnar phases and then introduce the two molecular systems possessing switchable columnar phases.

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The article was first published on 11 May 2006

Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/B603232J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2006,16, 2412-2416
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    Switchable columnar phases

    H. Takezoe, K. Kishikawa and E. Gorecka, J. Mater. Chem., 2006, 16, 2412
    DOI: 10.1039/B603232J

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