Line tension anisotropy in two-dimensional uniaxial crystals

F. N. Braun, H. Yokoyama

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In this study, it is demonstrated that surface anchoring is also related to the so-called 'Frank' elastic terms of bulk nematic symmetry. It is shown that these terms generate an effective anchoring potential at the level of thermal renormalization of the line tension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1308-1309
Number of pages2
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2001

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