Structural, Optical and Dynamic Properties of Thin Smectic Films

Izabela Śliwa , Alex V. Zakharov

Abstract

The 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.
Author Izabela Śliwa (WIiGE / KEM)
Izabela Śliwa,,
- Department of Mathematical Economics
, Alex V. Zakharov
Alex V. Zakharov,,
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Journal seriesCrystals, ISSN 2073-4352, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Vol10
No4
Pages1-47
Publication size in sheets2.3
Keywords in Polishciekłe kryształy, smektyki, membrany smektyczne, swobodnie zawieszone cienkie warstwy smektyczne
Keywords in EnglishLiquid crystals; smectics; free-standing liquid crystal systems; smectic membranes
ASJC Classification1500 General Chemical Engineering; 1604 Inorganic Chemistry; 2500 General Materials Science; 3104 Condensed Matter Physics
DOIDOI:10.3390/cryst10040321
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4352/10/4/321
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 20-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.695; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.061 (2) - 2018=2.086 (5)
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