1 February 1998 Shear properties of molecularly confined liquid crystals
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Using a surface force balance, the orientation of a nematic liquid crystal confined between mica surfaces, and its response to shear under extreme confinement was examined. Slow transitions from a planar twisted to a planar orientation were observed in certain conditions. We propose that these are associated with anchoring transitions.
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Joanna Janik, Rafael Tadmor, Jacob Klein, "Shear properties of molecularly confined liquid crystals", Proc. SPIE 3318, Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.299995; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.299995

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