Employing a straightforward experimental technique, we have investigated the surface tension of various liquid crystal compounds in the smectic-A and smectic-Ad phases. The results clearly demonstrate the significant role of molecular packing in determining the surface tension. a) To whom correspondence should be addressed.
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|Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
|Published - Jan 1 1997