Growth of commensurate and incommensurate smectics on crystal substrates

  • V. G. Kamenskii
  • E. I. Kats
Condensed Matter


The nematic-smectic transition near a crystal substrate with a periodic potential relief is investigated. It is shown that structures which are commensurate or incommensurate with the substrate potential can form, depending on the values of the physical parameters of the system and the temperature. The possibility of realizing and observing such structures is discussed.


Spectroscopy State Physics Elementary Particle Physical Parameter Substrate Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Kamenskii
    • 1
  • E. I. Kats
    • 1
  1. 1.L. D. Landau Institute of Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow DistrictRussia

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