Light scattering study of a twist grain boundary liquid crystal

A. Adorjan, S. Stojadinovic, L. Sukhomlinova, R. Twieg, S. Sprunt

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A light scattering study of the fluctuation modes in a TGB liquid crystal was performed. As such, the temperature dependence of an instability in the helical director structure observed in the vicinity of the N* to N*L transition can be interpreted in terms of incipient grain boundary formation and smectic layering. The apparent absence of a soft mode at the TGB-smectic-C* transition indicates that the previously identified commensurate TGBA phase may be a commensurate TGBC phase with an unusually small molecular tilt angle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume90
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 24 2003

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Adorjan, A., Stojadinovic, S., Sukhomlinova, L., Twieg, R., & Sprunt, S. (2003). Light scattering study of a twist grain boundary liquid crystal. Physical Review Letters, 90(3).

Light scattering study of a twist grain boundary liquid crystal. / Adorjan, A.; Stojadinovic, S.; Sukhomlinova, L.; Twieg, R.; Sprunt, S.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 90, No. 3, 24.01.2003.

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Adorjan, A, Stojadinovic, S, Sukhomlinova, L, Twieg, R & Sprunt, S 2003, 'Light scattering study of a twist grain boundary liquid crystal', Physical Review Letters, vol. 90, no. 3.
Adorjan A, Stojadinovic S, Sukhomlinova L, Twieg R, Sprunt S. Light scattering study of a twist grain boundary liquid crystal. Physical Review Letters. 2003 Jan 24;90(3).
Adorjan, A. ; Stojadinovic, S. ; Sukhomlinova, L. ; Twieg, R. ; Sprunt, S. / Light scattering study of a twist grain boundary liquid crystal. In: Physical Review Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 90, No. 3.
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