Computer simulation of liquid-crystal surface modification
Downton, M.T. and Allen, M. P. . (2004) Computer simulation of liquid-crystal surface modification. Europhysics Letters, Vol.65 (No.1). pp. 48-54. ISSN 0295-5075
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/epl/i2003-10046-x
Metropolis Monte Carlo simulations are used to study the interplay between two different anchoring effects of spherocylinders on a modified surface consisting of hard walls onto which liquid-crystal molecules have been perpendicularly grafted. By varying both the length and grafting density of the surface molecules, a number of different and novel anchoring regimes are observed including: planar, homeotropic, tilted and decoupled planar.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Liquid crystals, Surface chemistry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Europhysics Letters|
|Official Date:||January 2004|
|Page Range:||pp. 48-54|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Hewlett-Packard Company|
 Sluckin T. J. and Poniewierski A., Fluid Interfacial Phenomena, edited by Croxton C. A.
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