Accession Number:

ADA273517

Title:

Surface-Induced Static Undulations in Multilayer Films of Liquid- Crystalline Polymers

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1993-10-20

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The first detailed study of surface-induced undulations in a liquid- crystalline polymer is presented. By examining the non-specular diffuse scattering from a 30-layer film of ferroelectric liquid-crystal polymer it is shown that the layer fluctuations are induced by the roughness of the film substrate interface. This is in contrast to the case of free-standing films wherein thermal fluctuations play the major role.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE