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ZB 10 - Soft Condensed Matter (R. Holyst)

We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!

Publication

Thinning transitions in free-standing liquid-crystal films as the successive formation of dislocation loops

Author(s): Pankratz, S and Johnson, PM and Holyst, R and Huang, CC
Title: Thinning transitions in free-standing liquid-crystal films as the successive formation of dislocation loops
Abstract: We describe a model for the layer-thinning transition in free-standing films based on the successive, spontaneous formation of loops. As the film temperature increases and the smectic and layer compressional modulus decrease, the condition for a dislocation loop of critical radius is met and a thinning is The resulting equation for N, the number of smectic layers, a function of temperature yields good fitting results to the thinning obtained from several fluorinated compounds. [}S1063-651X(99)50909-4].
Pages: R2456-R2459
Journal: PHYSICAL REVIEW E
Volume: 60
ID: ISI:000082778200006
Year: 1999
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.60.R2456