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
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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