Unusual thickness-dependent heat-capacity anomalies in free-standing hexatic liquid-crystal films

C. Y. Chao, C. R. Lo, P. J. Wu, T. C. Pan, M. Veum, C. C. Huang, V. Surendranath, J. T. Ho

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Abstract

An overview is given on highly correlated thermal behavior associated with the layer-to-layer Sm-A-Hex-B transitions in 64COOBC films of different thickness. While the physics behind this unusual phenomenon is not fully understood, it suggests a hitherto unanticipated manifestation of surface-induced phase transitions and wetting behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number085507
Pages (from-to)85507/1-85507/4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume88
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 25 2002

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