Liquid crystal cells with gradients in nanometer-scale surface topography have been prepared by sandwiching two hexadecanethiol (C16) self-assembled monolayers between two gold films, one of which had been deposited at a fixed angle of incidence (40°), the other at an angle varied from 48° to 58° (see Figure for micrographs (length = 7 cm) under polarized light with crossed (top) and parallel (bottom) polars).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Sep 3 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering