before 1997(selected)  |  1998-2001  |  2002-2005  |  2006-   


2006-

  • Surface and Bulk Uniaxial to Biaxial Smectic-A Transition in a Bent Core Liquid Crystal          LiDong Pan, B. K. McCoy, Shun Wang, Wolfgang Weissflog, and C. C. Huang    Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 117802 (2010)
  • Evolution of a rare sequence of surface transitions with temperature and film thickness           B. K. McCoy, LiDong Pan, Z. Q. Liu, S. T. Wang, Shun Wang, J. W. Goodby, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 81, 031712 (2010)
  • Discovery of a Novel Smectic-C* Liquid-Crystal Phase with Six-Layer Periodicity              Shun Wang, LiDong Pan, R. Pindak, Z. Q. Liu, H. T. Nguyen, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 027801 (2010)
  • Thickness Dependent Phase Behavior of Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystal Films           LiDong Pan, Shun Wang, C. S. Hsu, and C. C. Huang     Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 187802 (2009)         
  • Surface-induced ordering effect in one antiferroelectric liquid crystal compound          LiDong Pan, Shun Wang, C. S. Hsu, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 79, 031704 (2009)
  • Recovery of a reversed phase sequence in one ternary liquid-crystal-mixture system            Shun Wang, LiDong Pan, B. K. McCoy, S. T. Wang, R. Pindak, H. T. Nguyen, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 79, 021706 (2009)
  • Effects of doping on an unusual smectic-C*alpha–smectic-C*FI2–smectic-C* phase sequence       B. K. McCoy, Z. Q. Liu, S. T. Wang, LiDong Pan, Shun Wang, H. T. Nguyen, R. Pindak, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 77, 061704 (2008)

  • Polarization studies of resonant “Forbidden” reflections in liquid crystals              P. Fernandes, P. Barois, S. T. Wang, Z. Q. Liu, B. K. McCoy, C. C. Huang, R. Pindak, W. Caliebe, and H. T. Nguyen  Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 227801 (2007)

  • Deduction of the temperature-dependent structure of the four-layer intermediate smectic phase using resonant x-ray scattering           P. D. Brimicombe, N.W. Roberts, S. Jaradat, C. Southern, S.T. Wang, C.C. Huang, E. DiMasi, R. Pindak, and H.F. Gleeson   Eur. Phys. J. E 23, 281 (2007)
  • Unique Pitch Evolution in the Smectic-C*alpha Phase          Z. Q. Liu, B. K. McCoy, S. T. Wang, R. Pindak, W. Caliebe, P. Barois, P. Fernandes, H. T. Nguyen, C. S. Hsu, Shung Wang and C. C. Huang    Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 077802 (2007)
  • SmC*alpha phase with two coexistent pitch values and a first order SmC*alpha-SmC* transition           B. K. McCoy, Z. Q. Liu, S. T. Wang, R. Pindak, K. Takekoshi, K. Ema, A. Seed, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 75, 051706 (2007)
  • Smectic-C*alpha–smectic-C* phase transition and critical point in binary mixtures          Z. Q. Liu, S. T. Wang, B. K. McCoy, A. Cady, R. Pindak, W. Caliebe, K. Takekoshi, K. Ema, H. T. Nguyen, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 74, 030702 (R) (2006)

  • Optical studies on the surface induced tilted layers in freestanding films of two no-layer-shrinkage liquid crystal compounds     S.T. Wang, X.F. Han, Z.Q. Liu, B. McCoy, and C.C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 74, 031707 (2006)
  • Investigations of nano-scale helical pitch in SmC*alpha and SmC* phases of a chiral smectic liquid crystal using differential optical reflectivity measurements         V. P. Panov, B. K. McCoy, Z. Q. Liu, J. K. Vij, J. W. Goodby, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 74, 011701 (2006)
  • The role of molecular weight and phase sequence in the temperature variation of film tension above the bulk isotropic transition in freestanding liquid crystal films      M. P. Veum, M. K. Blees, N. Voshell, H. T. Nguyen, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 74, 011703 (2006)
  • Reflection symmetry breaking in achiral rod-shaped smectic liquid crystals?                  D. M. Walba, E. Korblova, C. C. Huang, R. Shao, M. Nakata, and N. A. Clark      J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 5318 (2006)
  • Surface-induced multiple reentrant transitions             B. K. McCoy, Z. Q. Liu, S. T. Wang, V. P. Panov, J. K. Vij, J. W. Goodby, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 73, 041704 (2006)
  • Optical and Resonant X-Ray Diffraction Studies Confirm a SmC*FI2-SmC* Liquid Crystal Phase Sequence Reversal            S. T. Wang, Z. Q. Liu, B. K. McCoy, R. Pindak, W. Caliebe, H. T. Nguyen, and C. C. Huang    Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 097801 (2006)


2002-2005

  • Optical studies on two tilted smectic phases of meta-substituted three-ring liquid crystal compounds              S. T. Wang; S. L. Wang; X. F. Han; Z. Q. Liu; S. Findeisen; W. Weissflog; and C. C. Huang    Liquid Crystals  32:5, 609 (2005)
  • Calorimetric investigations of liquid-crystal compounds exhibiting almost no layer-shrinkage behavior through the smectic-A–smectic-C* transition        K. Ema, K. Takekoshi, H. Yao, S.T. Wang, and C.C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 71, 031706 (2005)
  • Temperature variation of film tension above the bulk smectic-A–isotropic transition in freestanding liquid-crystal films               M. Veum, E. Kutschera, N. Voshell, S. T. Wang, S. L. Wang, H. T. Nguyen, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 71, 020701(R) (2005)
  • Experimental investigations of one liquid-crystal compound exhibiting the no-layer-shrinkage effect near the Sm-A–Sm-C* transition      C. C. Huang, S. T. Wang, X. F. Han, A. Cady, R. Pindak, W. Caliebe, K. Ema, K. Takekoshi, and H. Yao   Phys. Rev. E 69, 041702 (2004)
  • Optical investigations on the biaxial smectic- A  phase of a bent-core compound              S. T. Wang, X. F. Han, A. Cady, Z. Q. Liu, A. Kamenev, L. Glazman, B. K. Sadashiva, R. Amaranatha Reddy, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 70, 061705 (2004)  
  •  Optical, resonant X-ray scattering, and calorimetric investigations of two liquid crystal compounds exhibiting the SmA-SmC*alpha-SmC* transitions          C.C. Huang;  Z.Q. Liu; A. Cady; R. Pindak; W. Caliebe; P. Barois; H.T. Nguyen; K. Ema; K. Takekoshi; and H. Yao   Liquid Crystals 31:1 127 (2004)
  • Thermal positioning of point defects in smectic films: the thermal tweezer              M. Veum;  P. Messman; and C. C. Huang   Liquid Crystals 31:9 1251 (2004)
  • Double Reentrance of Surface Arrangements in Freestanding Liquid Crystal Films                X.F. Han, S.T. Wang, A. Cady, M.D. Radcliffe, and C.C. Huang    Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 045501 (2003)
  • Unique approach to measuring temperature variation of surface tension in smectic liquid crystals             M. Veum, P. Messman, Z. Q. Liu, C. C. Huang, N. Janarthanan and C. S. Hsu  Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 5151 (2003)
  • Unusual behavior of the surface-induced tilted layers in free-standing films of a non-layer-shrinkage liquid crystal compound         S. T. Wang, X. F. Han, Z. Q. Liu, A. Cady, M. D. Radcliffe, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 68, 060702 (2003)
  • Optical studies on free-standing films of an achiral smectic liquid crystal             X. F. Han, S. T. Wang, A. Cady, Z. Q. Liu, S. Findeisen, W. Weissflog, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 68, 060701 (2003)
  • Optical Characterization of a Nanoscale Incommensurate Pitch in a New Liquid-Crystal Phase          A. Cady, X. F. Han, D. A. Olson, H. Orihara, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 125502 (2003)
  • Interlayer structures of the chiral smectic liquid crystal phases revealed by resonant x-ray scattering          L. S. Hirst, S. J. Watson, H. F. Gleeson, P. Cluzeau, P. Barois, R. Pindak, J. Pitney, A. Cady, P. M. Johnson, C. C. Huang, A-M. Levelut, G. Srajer, J. Pollmann, W. Caliebe, A. Seed, M. R. Herbert, J. W. Goodby and M. Hird   Phys. Rev. E 65, 041705 (2002)
  • Molecular orientation arrangements in the smectic-C* variant liquid-crystal phases          D.A. Olson, X.F. Han, A. Cady, and C.C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 66, 021702 (2002)
  • Observation of Unusual Surface Ordering in a Uniaxial Sm-A Phase Formed by a Highly Biaxial Compound          D.A. Olson, X.F. Han, A. Cady, W. Weissflog, and C.C. Huang   Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 085504 (2002) 
  • Effect of enantiomeric excess on surface structures and phase sequences in free-standing liquid-crystal films          A. Cady, Z. Q. Liu, X. F. Han, S. T. Wang, M. Veum, N. Janarthanan, C. S. Hsu, D. A. Olson, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 66, 061704 (2002)
  • Dramatic effect of an additional CH2 group on the temperature variation of the Sm-C*alpha short helical pitch           A. Cady, D. A. Olson, X. F. Han, H. T. Nguyen, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 65, 030701 (2002)
  • Nonplanar structure of molecular tilt planes in the surface layers of smectic-A free-standing liquid crystal films          X. F. Han, D. A. Olson, A. Cady, D. R. Link, N. A. Clark, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 66, 040701 (2002)
  • Determination of symmetry and molecular arrangements of free-standing liquid crystal films using null-transmission ellipsometry           D. A. Olson; X. F. Han; P. M. Johnson; A. Cady; and C. C. Huang   Liquid Crystals 29:12 1521 (2002)
  •  Resonant X-ray scattering studies of the B2 phase formed by bent-core molecules           A. Cady;  R. Pindak;  W. Caliebe;  P. Barois;  W. Weissflog;  H. T. Nguyen; and C. C. Huang   Liquid Crystals 29:8 1101 (2002)

1998-2001

  • Orientational ordering in the chiral smectic-C*FI2 liquid crystal phase determined by resonant polarized x-ray diffraction           A. Cady, J. A. Pitney, R. Pindak, L. S. Matkin, S. J. Watson, H. F. Gleeson, P. Cluzeau, P. Barois, A.-M. Levelut, W. Caliebe, J. W. Goodby, M. Hird, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 64, 050702 (2001)
  • Detailed optical studies of several banana-shaped compounds in liquid crystal B2 phase            D. A. Olson, A. Cady, W. Weissflog, H. T. Nguyen, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 64, 051713 (2001)
  • Optical studies of the smectic-C*alpha phase layer structure in free-standing films            D. A. Olson, S. Pankratz, P. M. Johnson, A. Cady, H. T. Nguyen, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 63, 061711 (2001)
  • Surface structures and transitions in the smectic-C* phase of one chiral liquid crystal compound           X. F. Han, D. A. Olson, A. Cady, J. W. Goodby, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 65, 010704 (2001)
  • Unusual Thickness-Dependent Thermal Behavior and Anticlinic Coupling in Chiral Smectic Free-Standing Liquid-Crystal Films            C. Y. Chao, C. R. Lo, P. J. Wu, Y. H. Liu, D. R. Link, J. E. Maclennan, N. A. Clark, M. Veum, C. C. Huang, and J. T. Ho   Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4048 - 4051 (2001)
  • Resonant x-ray scattering study of the antiferroelectric and ferrielectric phases in liquid crystal devices            L. S. Matkin, S. J. Watson, H. F. Gleeson, R. Pindak, J. Pitney, P. M. Johnson, C. C. Huang, P. Barois, A.-M. Levelut, G. Srajer, J. Pollmann, J. W. Goodby, and M. Hird   Phys. Rev. E 64, 021705 (2001)
  • Optical studies of the liquid crystal B2 phase formed by banana-shaped molecules            D. A. Olson, M. Veum, A. Cady, M. V. D’Agostino, P. M. Johnson, H. T. Nguyen, L. C. Chien, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 63, 041702 (2001)
  • Structure of the Liquid-Crystal Ferrielectric Phases as Determined by Ellipsometry            P. M. Johnson, D. A. Olson, S. Pankratz, T. Nguyen, J. Goodby, M. Hird, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4870 (2000)
  • High-resolution differential optical reflectivity measurements of freestanding liquid-crystal films              S. Pankratz, P. M. Johnson, and C. C. Huang    Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 3184 (2000)
  • Ellipsometric studies of synclinic and anticlinic arrangements in liquid crystal films             P. M. Johnson, D. A. Olson, S. Pankratz, Ch. Bahr, J. W. Goodby, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 62, 8106  (2000)
  • Kinetics of layer-thinning transitions in overheated smectic films               S. Pankratz, P. M. Johnson, A. Paulson, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 61, 6689 (2000)
  • Temperature variation of film tension measured by a vibrating membrane tensiometer            M. Veum, C. Pettersen, P. Mach, P. A. Crowell, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 61, R2192 (2000)
  • Optical Reflectivity and Ellipsometry Studies of the Sm-C*alpha Phase           P. M. Johnson, S. Pankratz, P. Mach, H. T. Nguyen, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4073 (1999)
  • Critical heat capacity at the smectic A-smectic C transition in a partially fluorinated liquid crystal            Iannacchione G. S.; Garland C. W.; Johnson P. M.; Huang C. C   Liq. Cryst., 26,1, 51 (1999)
  • Structures of chiral smectic-C mesophases revealed by polarization-analyzed resonant x-ray scattering                     P. Mach, R. Pindak, A.-M. Levelut, P. Barois, H. T. Nguyen, H. Baltes, M. Hird, K. Toyne, A. Seed, J. W. Goodby, C. C. Huang, and L. Furenlid   Phys. Rev. E 60, 6793 (1999)
  • Smectic Layering at the Free Surface of Isotropic Liquid Crystals in the Pre-Smectic Temperature Region Characterized by Ellipsometry             Christ Glorieux;  Peter De Schrijver;  Patrick M. Johnson;  Oana Balus;  Constantin Serban;  Cheng Cher Huang; Jan Thoen   Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 329, 51 (1999) 
  • Thinning transitions in free-standing liquid-crystal films as the successive formation of dislocation loops             S. Pankratz, P. M. Johnson, R. Hołyst, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 60, R2456  (1999)
  • Structural Characterization of Various Chiral Smectic- C Phases by Resonant X-Ray Scattering               P. Mach, R. Pindak, A.-M. Levelut, P. Barois, H. T. Nguyen, C. C. Huang, and L. Furenlid   Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1015 (1998)
  • Surface Tension Obtained from Various Smectic Free-Standing Films: The Molecular Origin of Surface Tension                P. Mach, C. C. Huang, T. Stoebe, E. D. Wedell, T. Nguyen, W. H. de Jeu, F. Guittard, J. Naciri, R. Shashidhar, N. Clark, I. M. Jiang, F. J. Kao, H. Liu, and H. Nohira   Langmuir, 14 (15), 4330, 1998 
  • Dramatic Effect of Single-Atom Replacement on the Surface Tension of Liquid-Crystal Compounds                  P. Mach, C. C. Huang, and H. T. Nguyen   Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 732 (1998)
  • Experimental characterization of layer thinning transitions                  S. Pankratz, P. M. Johnson, H. T. Nguyen, and C. C. Huang   Phys. Rev. E 58, R2721 (1998)
  • Polarization sign inversion and smectic-A-smectic-C surface transitions in freely suspended films of fluorinated and nonfluorinated compounds                  D. Schlauf;  CH. Bahr;  C. C. Huang; J. W. Goodby    Ferroelectrics, 212, 1, 221 1998
  • Multiple-step melting in two-dimensional hexatic liquid-crystal films           C. F. Chou, A. J. Jin, S. W. Hui, C. C. Huang, and J. T. Ho   Science 280, 1424 (1998)

before_1997

for a complete list of publications before 1997, please contact C.C.: huang001@umn.edu
  • Unusual layer-thinning transition observed near the smectic-A-isotropic transition in free-standing liquid-crystal films           T. Stoebe, P. Mach, and C. C. Huang,   Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1384 (1994)
  • Thermal properties related to the hexatic-B, smectic-I and smectic-F phases in liquid crystals            C. C. Huang and T. Stoebe,    Advances in Physics 42 pp343-391 (1993)
  • Simultaneous measurement of heat capacity and in-plane density of thin free standing liquid crystal films       T. Stoebe, C. C. Huang and J. W. Goodby,    Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2944 (1992)
  • Liquid-hexatic phase transitions in single molecular layers of liquid-crystal films        R. Geer, T. Stoebe, C. C. Huang, R. Pindak, J. W. Goodby, M. Cheng, J. T. Ho, and S. W. Hui,   Nature 355, 152 (1992)
  • An ac calorimeter for measuring heat capacity of free-standing liquid-crystal films           R. Geer, T. Stoebe, T. Pitchford, and C. C. Huang,    Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 415 (1991)
  • Tricriticality near the smectic-A-smectic-C transition of a liquid crystal compound             H. Y. Liu, C. C. Huang, Ch. Bahr, and G. Heppke,    Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 345 (1988)
  • A generalized mean-field model for the smectic-A-chiral-smectic-C transition           C. C. Huang and S. Dumrongrattana,   Phys. Rev. A 34, 5020 (1986)
  • Tilt-angle, polarization and heat-capacity measurements near the smectic-A-chiral-smectic-C transition of DOBAMBC         S. Dumrongrattana, C. C. Huang, G. Nounesis, S. C. Lien, and J. M. Viner,   Phys. Rev. A 34, 5010 (1986)
  • Thermal conductivity studies near a smectic-A-hexatic-B transition in one liquid crystal compound       G. Nounesis, C. C. Huang, and J. W. Goodby,    Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 1712 (1986)
  • Polarization and tilt-angle measurements near the smectic-A-chiral-smectic-C transition of DOBAMBC         S. Dumrongrattana and C. C. Huang,    Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 464 (1986)
  • The effect of the smectic A temperature range on the behavior of the smectic A-smectic C (or chiral smectic C) transition         C. C. Huang and S. C. Lien,    Phys. Rev. A 31, 2621 (1985)
  • The nature of the smectic A-smectic C transition in liquid crystals          C. C. Huang and J. M. Viner, Phys. Rev. A 25, 3385 (1982)
  • A heat capacity study of the stacked hexatic B-smectic A phase transition         C. C. Huang, J. M. Viner, R. Pindak, and J. W. Goodby,    Phys. Rev. Lett. 46, 1289 (1981)
  • Faraday rotation near the Curie point of EuO           C. C. Huang and J. T. Ho,    Phys. Rev. B 12, 5255 (1975)
  • Dynamics of Freedericks deformation near a nematic-smectic-A transition           C. C. Huang, R. S. Pindak, P. J. Flanders, and J. T. Ho,    Phys. Rev. Lett. 33, 400 (1974)
  • Divergence of cholesteric pitch near a smectic-A transition          R. S. Pindak, C. C. Huang, and J. T. Ho,    Phys. Rev. Lett. 32, 43 (1974)