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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|