Publication Title

Physical Review E

Publication Date

1-1997

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

We report a piezolectric effect in cholesteric liquid crystalline elastomer gels. When we apply a shear stress to a cholesteric elastomer gel in the direction perpendicular to its helical axis, a polarization can be induced in the direction perpendicular to both the stress and the helix. This experimental observation agrees with the theory proposed by Pelcovits and Meyer [J. Phys. II France 5, 877 (1995)].

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Copyright 1997 American Physical Society. Available on publisher's site at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.55.534.


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