Nematic wetting layers in liquid crystal colloids

Holger Stark, Jun Ichi Fukuda, Hiroshi Yokoyama

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Abstract

We first review the method of treating nematic wetting of planar surfaces following the approach introduced by Sheng. We present a phase diagram, which in the present form we have not found in the original literature. Then we consider spherical geometries of arbitrary radii, such as colloidal particles, and introduce an appropriate method for handling wetting in curved geometries. We find that a prewetting transition for high curvatures or small particle radii no longer occurs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume16
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 19 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Liquid Crystals
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colloids
Wetting
liquid crystals
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Geometry
geometry
Phase diagrams
curvature
phase diagrams

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Nematic wetting layers in liquid crystal colloids. / Stark, Holger; Fukuda, Jun Ichi; Yokoyama, Hiroshi.

In: Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, Vol. 16, No. 19, 19.05.2004.

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