Title: Surface-induced smectic-ordering effect in thin nematic liquid-crystal cell
Authors: Zakharov, AV
Thoen, Jan #
Issue Date: Dec-2002
Publisher: Springer
Series Title: European physical journal e vol:9 issue:5 pages:461-466
Abstract: The influence of the surface-induced smectic A (SmA) phase on the threshold field, for homeotropic alignment of polar liquid crystals is discussed from the energy point of view. It is shown that the Freedericksz critical field, for 4-n-octyl-4'-cyanobiphenyl (8CB), in a very thin cell near the second-order nematic-SmA phase transition, exibits an anomalous increase with decreasing of temperature.
ISSN: 1292-8941
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Soft Matter and Biophysics
# (joint) last author

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