The effect of rough walls on the phase behaviour of a confined liquid crystal (LC) fluid is studied using constant pressure Monte Carlo simulations. The LC is modelled as a fluid of soft ellipsoidal molecules and the rough walls are represented as a hard wall with a number of molecules randomly embedded in them. It is found that the isotropic–nematic (IN) transition is shifted to higher pressures for rougher walls.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Chemical Physics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Feb 2006|
- rough walls
- liquid crystal
- fluid phase behaviour