Dramatic effect of single-atom replacement on the surface tension of liquid-crystal compounds

P. Mach, C. C. Huang, H. T. Nguyen

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Abstract

High-resolution surface tension measurements have been conducted on free-standing films of a specially selected series of liquid-crystal compounds. We have discovered a dramatic change in the surface tension of liquid-crystal compounds by replacing a single fluorine atom in the molecular tail with a hydrogen atom. The implication of this finding will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)732-735
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume80
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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