Nonplanar structure of molecular tilt planes in the surface layers of smectic-[formula presented] free-standing liquid crystal films

X. F. Han, D. A. Olson, A. Cady, D. R. Link, N. A. Clark, C. C. Huang

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Abstract

We present ellipsometric results from thin free-standing films of one chiral liquid crystal compound. In the bulk [formula presented] range with surface-induced molecular tilt, a nonplanar arrangement of the molecular orientations of the tilted surface layers is found under a small applied electric field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2002

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