Surface structures and transitions in the smectic-C* phase of one chiral liquid crystal compound

X. F. Han, D. A. Olson, A. Cady, J. W. Goodby, C. C. Huang

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Abstract

Three optical probes have been employed on free-standing films to study surface structure and transitions of the SmC* phase of one liquid crystal compound. While the interior layers show the SmC* structure, the tilt in adjacent surface layers is found to be anticlinic. The number of anticlinic surface layers grows rapidly as the transition to the SmC* F12 phase is approached.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number010704
Pages (from-to)010704/1-010704/4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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