Collective rotations of ferroelectric liquid crystals at the air/water interface.

@article{MilczarczykPiwowarczyk2008CollectiveRO,
  title={Collective rotations of ferroelectric liquid crystals at the air/water interface.},
  author={Patrycja Milczarczyk-Piwowarczyk and Andrzej Żywociński and Krzysztof Noworyta and Robert Hołyst},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 21},
  pages={12354-63}
}
We study the Langmuir monolayers of four different ferroelectric liquid crystals on water surface. Two of them are attached to water surface by their polar groups, and the chiral groups, at the opposite ends of the elongated molecules, remain well above the interface. The other two ferroelectrics have both groups (polar and chiral) at close proximity, and therefore the chiral group is also attached to the surface or even submerged in water. We demonstrate that only when the chiral group of the… CONTINUE READING

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