Liquid Crystals at UPenn

Liquid Crystals


Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
USA


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Some of Our Relevant Publications

X-ray Reflectivity Study of Langmuir Films of Amphiphilic Monodendrons, W.-J. Pao, M.R. Stetzer, P.A. Heiney, W.-D. Cho and V. Percec. J. Phys. Chem. B 105 (2001) 2170.
Dislocation Geometry in the TGBA Phase: Linear Theory, I. Bluestein, R.D. Kamien and T.C. Lubensky. Phys. Rev. E 63 (2001) 061702.
Fluctuation-Driven 1st-Order Isotropic-to-Tetrahedratic Phase Transition, L. Radzihovsky and T.C. Lubensky. Eur. Phys. Lett. 54 (2001) 206.
Quantum Theory of the Smectic Metal State in Stripe Phases, V.J. Emery, F. Fradkin, S.A. Kivelson, and T.C. Lubensky. Phys. Rev. Lett 85 (2000) 2160.
Structural Properties of the Sliding Columnar Phase in Layered Liquid Crystalline Systems, L. Golubovic, T. C. Lubensky, and C. S. O'Hern. Phys. Rev. E 62 (2000) 1069.
Liquid Crystals with Large Induced Tilt Angle and Small Layer Contraction, M.S. Spector, P.A. Heiney, J. Naciri, B.T .Weslowski, D.B. Holt, and R. Shashidhar. Phys. Rev. E 61 (2000) 1579.
Structure and Growth of Chromophore-Functionalized 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane Self-Assembled on Silicon, P.A. Heiney, K. Gruneberg, C. Dulcey and R. Shashidar. Langmuir 16 (2000) 2651.
Chiral Twisting of a Smectic-A Liquid Crystal, M.S. Spector, S.K. Prasad, B.T. Weslowski, R.D. Kamien, J.V. Selinger, B.R. Ratna and R. Shashidar. Phys. Rev. E 61 (2000) 3977.
Boundary Effects in Chiral Polymer Hexatics, Randall D. Kamien and Alex J. Levine. Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 (2000) 3109.
A Conformational Phase Transition in a Langmuir Film of an Amphiphilic Azacrown, P.A. Heiney, M.R. Stetzer, O.Y. Mindyuk, E. DiMasi, A.R. McGhie, H. Liu and A. B. Smith, III. J. Phys. Chem. B 102 (1999) 6688.
Structure of a Phenylacetylene Macrocycle at the Air-Water Interface, O.Y. Mindyuk, M.R. Stetzer, D. Gidalevitz, P.A. Heiney, J.C. Nelson and J.S. Moore. Langmuir 15 (1999) 6897.
Topological Inclusions in 2D Smectic-C Films, D. Pettey, T.C. Lubensky and D. Link. Liq. Cryst. 25 (1998) 579.
Minimal Surfaces, Screw Dislocations and Twist Grain Boundaries Randall D. Kamien and T.C. Lubensky. Phys. Rev. Lett. 82 (1999) 2892.
Particle-stabilized defect gel in cholesteric liquid crystals, Martin Zápotocký, Laurence Ramos, Philippe Poulin, T.C. Lubensky and D.A. Weitz. Science 283 (1999) 209.
Structural Phase Transition in Ultrathin Films of Disk-Shaped Molecules, N.C. Maliszewskyj, O.Y. Mindyuk, P.A. Heiney, J.Y. Josefowicz, P. Schuhmacher, and H. Ringsdorf. Liq. Cryst. 26 (1999) 31.
A Conformational Phase Transition in a Langmuir Film of an Amphiphilic Azacrown, D. Gidalevitz, O.Y. Mindyuk, M.R. Stetzer, P.A. Heiney, M.L. Kurnaz, D.K. Schwartz, B.M. Ocko, J.P. Mccauley, Jr. and A. B. Smith, III. J. Phys. Chem. B 102 (1998) 6688.
Nonlinear Elasticity of the Sliding Columnar Phase, C.S. O'Hern and T.C. Lubensky. Phys. Rev. E 58 (1998) 5948.
High Resolution X-ray Diffraction Study of a Tubular Liquid Crystal, O.Y. Mindyuk, M.R. Stetzer, P.A. Heiney, J.C. Nelson and J.S. Moore. Adv. Mat. 10 (1998) 1363.
Multilayer Formation in an Azacrown [18]N6 Langmuir Film, P.A. Heiney, D. Gidalevitz, N.C. Maliszewskyj, S. Satija, D. Vaknin, D. Pan, and W.T. Ford. Chemical Communications (1998) 1483.
Sliding Columnar Phase of DNA-Lipid Complexes, C.S. O'Hern and T.C. Lubensky. Phys. Rev. Lett. 80 (1998) 4345.
Thermal Melting in Langmuir Films of Discotic Liquid Crystalline Compounds, D. Gidalevitz, O.Y. Mindyuk, P.A. Heiney, B.M. Ocko, M.L. Kurnaz and D.K. Schwartz. Langmuir 14 (1998) 2910.
Structure of Discotic Liquid Crystalline Compounds at the Air-Water Interface, D. Gidalevitz, O.Y. Mindyuk, P.A. Heiney, B.M. Ocko, P. Henderson, H. Ringsdorf, N. Boden, R.J. Bushby, P.S. Martin, J. Strzalka, J. P. McCauley, Jr. and A.B. Smith, III. J. Phys. Chem. B 101 (1997) 10870.
Determining the Anchoring Strength of a Capillary Using Topological Defects, Randall D. Kamien and Thomas R. Powers. Liq. Cryst. 23 (1997) 213.
Multiple Scattering in Anisotropic Random Media, Holger Stark and T.C. Lubensky. Phys. Rev. E 55 (1997) 514.
Complex Ordering in Thin Films of Di- and Tri-Functionalized Hexaalkoxy-Triphenylene Derivatives, P. Henderson, D. Beyer, U. Jonas, O. Karthaus, H. Ringsdorf, P.A. Heiney, N.C. Maliszewskyj, S.S. Ghosh, O.Y. Mindyuk, and J.Y. Josefowicz. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 119 (1997) 4740.
Chiral Discotic Columnar Phases in Liquid Crystals, Gu Yan and T.C. Lubensky. J. Phys. II France 7 (1997) 1023.
Smectic Order in Double-Twist Cylinders, Randall D. Kamien. J. Phys. II France 7 (1997) 743.
On the Microscopic Origin of Cholesteric Pitch, A.B. Harris, Randall D. Kamien and T.C. Lubensky. Phys. Rev. Lett. 78 (1997) 1476; 2867.
Chiral Fluctuations and Structures, T.C. Lubensky, Randall D. Kamien and Holger Stark. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 288 (1996) 15.
Observation of Light Diffusion and Correlation Transport in Nematic Liquid Crystals, M.H. Kao, K.A. Jester, A.G. Yodh and P.J. Collings. Phys. Rev. Lett. 77 (1996) 2233.
Multiple Light Scattering in Nematic Liquid Crystals, Holger Stark and T. C. Lubensky. Phys. Rev. Lett. 77 (1996) 2229.
Liquids with Chiral Bond Order, Randall D. Kamien. J. Phys. II France 6 (1996) 461.
Fluoroalkylated Discotic Liquid Crystals, U. Dahn, C. Erdelen, H. Ringsdorf, R. Festag, J. H. Wendorff, P. A. Heiney, and N. C. Maliszewskyj, Liq. Cryst. 19 (1995) 759.
Structure of Langmuir Blodgett Films of Star-Shaped Oligomeric Discogens, N. C. Maliszewskyj, P. A. Heiney, J. Y. Josefowicz, T. Plesnivy, H. Ringsdorf, and P. Schuhmacher. Langmuir 11 (1995) 1666.
Diffuse X-ray Scattering from Freely Suspended Strands of a Discotic Liquid Crystal, P. Davidson, M. Clerc, S.S. Ghosh, N.C. Maliszewskyj, P.A. Heiney, J. Hynes, Jr., and A.B. Smith, III. J. Phys. II France 5 (1995) 249.

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