This proposal describes an electron diffraction study of the structure of free-standing smectic liquid crystal films that exhibit novel hexatic ordering. Special attention will be given to the behavior near crystal-hexatic and hexatic liquid phase transitions, and the dependence on sample thickness, and the occurrence of surface induced phase transitions will be studied.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Materials Research (DMR)
Application #
9103921
Program Officer
David Nelson
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
1991-07-15
Budget End
1996-06-30
Support Year
Fiscal Year
1991
Total Cost
$270,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Suny at Buffalo
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Buffalo
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
14260