27 June 2002 Layer structure of free-standing smectic LC elastomer films
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Proceedings Volume 4759, XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.472198
Event: XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals, Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, 2001, Zakopane, Poland
Abstract
We probe the mesophase transitions and layer structures in thin ordered smectic liquid crystalline elastomer films by means of x-ray diffraction. Ordered elastomer films of submicrometer thickness are produced by crosslinking freely suspended smectic polymer films. After crosslinking - the mesomorphism is similar to that of the precursor polymer. The smectic layer spacing increases with temperature in the SmC* phase while it decays above the SmC*-SmA transition.
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R. Koehler, U. Dietrich, J. J. Li, M. Loesche, Ralf Stannarius, C. Tolksdorf, Rudolf Zentel, "Layer structure of free-standing smectic LC elastomer films", Proc. SPIE 4759, XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, (27 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472198; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.472198
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