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Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (Stm) and Scanning Force Microscopy (Sfm) of Liquid Crystals and Polymers

  • K. D. Jandt (a1), T. J. Mcmaster (a1), D. G. Mcdonnell (a2), J. M. Blackmore (a2) and M. J. Miles (a1)...

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Recent progress in the field of liquid crystal materials and oriented polymers studied by nearfield scanned probe microscopies (SPM) is presented here. The investigations were focused on scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) results of antiferroelectric liquid crystalline molecules observed at different elevated temperatures corresponding to different bulk mesophases of the material, and on surface morphological studies of a liquid crystalline polymer by scanning force microscopy (SFM). In the field of oriented thermoplastic polymers, SFM images of the morphology and molecular packing in the outermost surface of poly(butene-1) films are presented.

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Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (Stm) and Scanning Force Microscopy (Sfm) of Liquid Crystals and Polymers

  • K. D. Jandt (a1), T. J. Mcmaster (a1), D. G. Mcdonnell (a2), J. M. Blackmore (a2) and M. J. Miles (a1)...

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