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Liquid Crystals and their Application
Russian Journal

Zhidkie kristally i ikh prakticheskoe ispol'zovanie

Жидкие кристаллы и их практическое использование

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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.
1Lomonosov Moscow State University. 
119899 Moscow, Vorob'evy Gory

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.

Keywords: liquid crystals, anchoring potential, homeotropic orientation, boundary effects, elastic distortion

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