Dissipative structures in softly condensed monolayers

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Abstract

Under small perturbations, liquid crystalline monolayers can exhibit rare dissipative structures given rise to the strong molecular cooperative interactions. We show two examples here, one of which is the orientational wave propagation caused by weak light excitation and the other is coherent precession motion driven by transmembrane water transfer. In each case, the excitation itself has no in-plane direction but it couples to the anisotropic nature of liquid crystals, which determines the preferred way of wave propagation and rotational direction of the coherent precession. Unlike the dilute systems where the component-component interaction is negligible, the soft but strong molecular interaction of liquid crystals should play an essential role for the observed non-equilibrium dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages3074-3076
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2006 Sep 202006 Sep 22

Other

Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period06/9/2006/9/22

Keywords

  • Asymmetric interface
  • Coherent precession
  • Molecular cooperation
  • Two-dimensional liquid crystals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Tabe, Y. (2006). Dissipative structures in softly condensed monolayers. 3074-3076. Paper presented at 55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules, Toyama, Japan.