Stability of the formation of the chevron structure

Ul Islam, N., Mottram, N.J. and Elston, S.J. (1999) Stability of the formation of the chevron structure. Liquid Crystals, 26(7), pp. 1059-1065. (doi: 10.1080/026782999204417)

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A simple model of the formation of the chevron structure and tilted layer structure in the smectic C liquid crystal phase from the bookshelf structure in the smectic A phase is considered. Energetic considerations of this system indicate that in the absence of layer pinning forces at the surface, a transition to the tilted structure is expected. However, combining the model with 'weak' surface positional anchoring effects allows the chevron structure to form.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mottram, Professor Nigel
Authors: Ul Islam, N., Mottram, N.J., and Elston, S.J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Liquid Crystals
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1366-5855

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