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Cheung, David L.; Schmid, Friederike
2006
February
Chemical Physics Letters
Isotropic-nematic transition in liquid crystals confined between rough walls
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The effect of rough walls on the phase behaviour of a confined liquid crystal (LC) fluid is studied using constant pressure Monte Carlo simulations. The LC is modelled as a fluid of soft ellipsoidal molecules and the rough walls are represented as a hard wall with a number of molecules randomly embedded in them. It is found that the isotropic–nematic (IN) transition is shifted to higher pressures for rougher walls.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009261405017264
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