Surface-Induced Static Undulations in Multilayer Films of Liquid- Crystalline Polymers
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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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.
- Physical Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes