Orientations of liquid crystals on chemically functionalized surfaces that possess gradients in nanometer-scale topography

M. L. Tingey, Y. Y. Luk, N. L. Abbott

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1224-1227
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 3 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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