Frustrated bilayer smectic phase in main-chain polymers with two different spacers

  title={Frustrated bilayer smectic phase in main-chain polymers with two different spacers},
  author={Junji Watanabe and Yasukazu Nakata and Kazuya Simizu},
  journal={Journal De Physique Ii},
We have studied the structural characteristics of the smectic phases formed by the main-chain type of polymers in which the mesogenic biphenyl moieties are linked by two different odd-numbered aliphatic spacers in a regularly alternate fashion. The first interesting result of this study is that the two different types of layer structures are formed depending on the difference in the lengths of two aliphatic spacers. In the polymers with the two spacers having a small difference in their lengths… 

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