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Computer simulation of liquid-crystal surface modification

By M.T. Downton and M. P. Allen


Metropolis Monte Carlo simulations are used to study the interplay between two different anchoring effects of spherocylinders on a modified surface consisting of hard walls onto which liquid-crystal molecules have been perpendicularly grafted. By varying both the length and grafting density of the surface molecules, a number of different and novel anchoring regimes are observed including: planar, homeotropic, tilted and decoupled planar

Topics: QC
Publisher: EDP Sciences
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