Peculiarity of the interaction of small particles in smectic liquid crystals

O. M. Tovkach, Jun Ichi Fukuda, B. I. Lev

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Abstract

We investigate the peculiarity of the interaction between particles immersed into a smectic liquid crystal with a layered structure. Such a structure of a liquid crystal imposes restrictions on possible deformations of the layer displacement field. Previous studies neglect this fact and give improper results for the interaction potential within one molecular layer. The present paper shows that such restrictions yield an interaction potential substantially different from those of previous studies. Oscillatory behavior, which was not present in the potentials of previous studies, might give rise to superstructures of immersed particles with finite interparticle distance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052502
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume88
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 22 2013
Externally publishedYes

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  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Peculiarity of the interaction of small particles in smectic liquid crystals. / Tovkach, O. M.; Fukuda, Jun Ichi; Lev, B. I.

In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol. 88, No. 5, 052502, 22.11.2013.

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