Molecular dynamics simulations of smectic c phase appearing in langmuir monolayers

Keiko M. Aoki*, Yuka Tabe, Takahiro Yamamoto, Makoto Yoneya, Hiroshi Yokoyama

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We perform molecular dynamics simulations using a simple model system of liquid crystal substance on air-water interface. A system of soft spherocylinders, which do not show smectic C phase in bulk, exhibits a tilted smectic phase when interacting with a model water plane. We observe not only macroscopic properties such, as the pressure-surface area curve, but also correlation functions and diffusions as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151/[2287]-159/[2295]
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 19th International Liquid Crystal Conference, ILCC2002 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2002 Jun 302002 Jul 5


  • Langmuir monolayers
  • Molecular dynamics simulation
  • Smectic C
  • Tilted liquid phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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