Optical studies of the smectic-Cα* phase layer structure in free-standing films

D. A. Olson, S. Pankratz, P. M. Johnson, A. Cady, H. T. Nguyen, Cheng-Cher Huang

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Abstract

Optical observations of MHPBC and 10OTBBB1M7 in the smectic -C*α phase were carried out. In both samples, a short-pitch helical structure was found. The obtained data display characteristic oscillations as a function of temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2001

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