A special shear method of alignment for smectic liquid crystals

A. Jákli, I. Jánossy, L. Bata, A. Buka

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A special shear method is presented for the planar alignment of smectic liquid crystals. The shear was applied at the isotropic‐smectic A or cholesteric‐smectic A phase transition temperature, when the “batonnets” floated freely in the isotropic or cholesteric fluid. This type of shearing provided good alignment in the broad range of sample thickness (up to 100 μm) with monodomain areas of about one square centimeter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-954
Number of pages6
JournalCrystal Research and Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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