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Zhidk. krist. ikh prakt. ispol'z. = Liq. Cryst. and their Appl., 2009, 1, 43—51.
Anchoring Potential of Nematic Liquid on the Substrate Under Homeotropic Orientation
E. A. Kirsanov1, V. N. Matveenko2, Yu. N. Timoshin1, V. V. Taungaver1
Author affiliations 1Kolomna State Pedagogical Institute. Zelenaya st., 30, 140410 Kolomna, Moscow Region, Russia. E-mail: Kirsanov47@mail.ru 1Lomonosov Moscow State University. 119899 Moscow, Vorob'evy Gory
Abstract The physicochemical interpretation of boundary effects (role of elastic distortion and of interfacial chemical energy) and bulk ordering mechanisms in homeotropic liquid crystals are discussed.