Effect of cell surfaces on the stability of chiral smectic-C phases.

@article{Manna2008EffectOC,
  title={Effect of cell surfaces on the stability of chiral smectic-C phases.},
  author={U. Manna and Jang-Kun Song and Geoffrey Power and Jagdish K Vij},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 2 Pt 1},
  pages={021711}
}
The effect of surfaces on the stability of smectic-C* (SmC*) variant phases is investigated. The results obtained using dielectric spectroscopy by varying the cell thickness show that the temperature ranges of SmCalpha*, SmCA*(1/2) , and SmCA*(1/3) phases decrease with decreasing cell thickness, and the SmCA*(1/3) phase is more stable than the SmCA*(1/2… CONTINUE READING