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Shear properties of molecularly confined liquid crystals
Author(s): Joanna Janik; Rafael Tadmor; Jacob Klein
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Paper Abstract

Using a surface force balance, the orientation of a nematic liquid crystal confined between mica surfaces, and its response to shear under extreme confinement was examined. Slow transitions from a planar twisted to a planar orientation were observed in certain conditions. We propose that these are associated with anchoring transitions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3318, Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.299995
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Joanna Janik, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) and Jagiellonian Univ. (Israel)
Rafael Tadmor, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Jacob Klein, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3318:
Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications
Jolanta Rutkowska; Stanislaw J. Klosowicz; Jerzy Zielinski; Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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