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|Title:||Orientational orders of small anisotropic molecules confined in slit pores|
|Source:||Zhou, X., Chen, H., Iwamoto, M. (2004-03-15). Orientational orders of small anisotropic molecules confined in slit pores. Journal of Chemical Physics 120 (11) : 5322-5326. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1647517|
|Abstract:||The orientationally ordered transitions of small anisotropic molecules confined in two parallel hard walls were studied using a constant pressure Monte Carlo molecular simulations. Based on free energy calculations of isotropic and nematic phases, the IN transition pressure was found to be about 5 for k=3.0. The results indicate that the confining surfaces can shift and drive isotropic-anisotropic phase transitions in small anisotropic molecules. It implies that small molecules can form liquid crystals due to the inducement of confirming surfaces.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Chemical Physics|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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