Accession Number : ADA288285

Title :   Siloxane-Based Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Elastomers and Self-Assembled Mono- and Multilayers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Walba, David M. ; Clark, Noel A.

PDF Url : ADA288285

Report Date : 23 JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A convenient new method for synthesis of self-assembled monolayers on float glass substrates has been developed. This method allows the synthesis of SAMs composed of ferroelectric liquid crystal mesogens. Using the ferroelectric liquid crystal SAMs or simple alkane SAMs, a unique type of liqiud crystal alignment is demonstrated where the surface, which is smooth to a few angstroms by atomic force microscopy, provides a uniform tilt in the direction of rubbing when rubbed SAMs are used as substrates for the liquid crystal sample.

Descriptors :   *ELASTOMERS, * FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS, * LIQUID CRYSTALS, *SILOXANES, SYNTHESIS, SUBSTRATES, CRYSTALS, GLASS, ALIGNMENT, ALKANES, FLOATS, MICROSCOPY.

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Organic Chemistry
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE