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dc.contributor.authorCheung, David L.
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-16T09:40:55Z
dc.date.available2016-05-16T09:40:55Z
dc.date.issued2005-02-15
dc.identifier.citationCheung, David L.;Schmid, Friederike (2005) 'Monte Carlo simulations of liquid crystals near rough walls'. Journal Of Chemical Physics, 122 (7):074902/1-074902/7.en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1089-7690
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/5801
dc.descriptionJournal articleen_IE
dc.description.abstractThe effect of surface roughness on the structure of liquid crystalline fluids near solid substrates is studied by Monte Carlo simulations. The liquid crystal is modeled as a fluid of soft ellipsoidal molecules and the substrate is modeled as a hard wall that excludes the centers of mass of the fluid molecules. Surface roughness is introduced by embedding a number of molecules with random positions and orientations within the wall. It is found that the density and order near the wall are reduced as the wall becomes rougher, i.e., the number of embedded molecules is increased). Anchoring coefficients are determined from fluctuations in the reciprocal space order tensor. It is found that the anchoring strength decreases with increasing surface roughness.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipGerman Science Foundationen_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Physicsen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Chemical Physicsen
dc.subjectFluidsen_IE
dc.subjectSurface roughnessen_IE
dc.titleMonte Carlo simulations of liquid crystals near rough wallsen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2016-04-28T13:47:40Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.1844495
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1844495en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactDavid Cheung, School Of Chemistry, Nuig. Email: david.cheung@nuigalway.ie
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