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Title: Smectic C chevrons in nanocylinders

The structure of an achiral smectic-C liquid crystal confined in nanocylinders with a planar surface anchoring is studied by small angle neutron scattering. We observe an invariant alignment of the nematic director with the pore axis, that promotes an original chevron structure with revolution symmetry.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [4] ;  [1] ;  [5]
  1. Institut de Physique de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes cedex (France)
  2. (France)
  3. Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CEA-CNRS) CE Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
  4. (ICCF)—UMR-CNRS 6296, Université Blaise Pascal, Campus des Cézeaux, 63171 Aubiere cedex (France)
  5. (IMN), Université de Nantes, CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssiniere BP32229, 44322 Nantes cedex 3 (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392031
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 105; Journal Issue: 20; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; LIQUID CRYSTALS; NANOSTRUCTURES; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; SMALL ANGLE SCATTERING; SYMMETRY