Device Applications of Side-Chain Ferroelectric Liquid Crystalline Polymer Films

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Science  16 Aug 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5277, pp. 909-912
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5277.909


Side-chain ferroelectric liquid crystalline polymers are currently used in a number of applications, including displays and electrical sensors. Comparisons with existing technologies and materials indicate that relative to ceramics, such polymers have lower figures of merit but offer greater durability in sensor applications.