## Soft order in physical systems |

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The macroscopic size of the smallest domains is defined by the balance of the

elastic constant K and the anisotropy of the

with temperature from the deep smectic A phase (a) towards the smectic B phase

...

The macroscopic size of the smallest domains is defined by the balance of the

elastic constant K and the anisotropy of the

**surface**energy; when one proceedswith temperature from the deep smectic A phase (a) towards the smectic B phase

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In particular, the tilt of the major axis of the LCP with respect to the

becomes important as a route to lower the free energy of the system6'9.

Furthermore, the tilt occurs as a second order phase transition. These effects

involve an extra ...

In particular, the tilt of the major axis of the LCP with respect to the

**surface**becomes important as a route to lower the free energy of the system6'9.

Furthermore, the tilt occurs as a second order phase transition. These effects

involve an extra ...

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As d88 is preferentially adsorbed at the free

as soon as there is a finite d88 concentration ($) at the

...

As d88 is preferentially adsorbed at the free

**surface**, a d88**surface**peak forms,as soon as there is a finite d88 concentration ($) at the

**surface**. As the d88 in the**surface**near region approaches its value on the coexistence curve (fig. 1(a)), the...

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### Contents

An Historical Perspective Une Perspective Historique | 1 |

An Introduction | 33 |

The Adhesion Between Elastomers | 57 |

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