Structural, Optical and Dynamic Properties of Thin Smectic Films
Izabela Śliwa , Alex V. Zakharov
AbstractThe problem of predicting structural and dynamic behavior associated with thin smectic films, both deposited on a solid surface or stretched over an opening, when the temperature is slowly increased above the bulk transition temperature towards either the nematic or isotropic phases, remains an interesting one in the physics of condensed matter. A useful route in studies of structural and optical properties of thin smectic films is provided by a combination of statistical–mechanical theories, hydrodynamics of liquid crystal phases, and optical and calorimetric techniques. We believe that this review shows some useful routes not only for the further examining of the validity of a theoretical description of thin smectic films, both deposited on a solid surface or stretched over an opening, but also for analyzing their structural, optical, and dynamic properties.
|Journal series||Crystals, ISSN 2073-4352, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||2.3|
|Keywords in Polish||ciekłe kryształy, smektyki, membrany smektyczne, swobodnie zawieszone cienkie warstwy smektyczne|
|Keywords in English||Liquid crystals; smectics; free-standing liquid crystal systems; smectic membranes|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Score||= 70.0, 24-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 0.695; : 2018 = 2.061 (2) - 2018=2.086 (5)|
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