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Pure and Applied Focal Conics

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R Kamien University of Pennsylvania
Monday 24th June 2013 - 11:00 to 12:00
Center for Mathematical Sciences
The epitaxial assembly of toric focal conic domain (TFCD) arrays of smectic-A liquid crystals onto pillar arrays is studied. The 3D nature of the pillar array is crucial to confine and direct the formation of TFCDs on the top of each pillar and between neighboring pillars, leading to highly ordered square and hexagonal array TFCDs persisting deeply into the bulk.
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