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Two New Topologically Ordered Glass Phases of Smectics Confined in Anisotropic Random Media
Physical Review Letters
  • Brad Jacobsen, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Karl Saunders, University of Oregon
  • Leo Radzihovsky, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • John Toner, University of Oregon
Publication Date
8-16-1999
Abstract
Smectics in strained aerogel exhibit two new glassy phases. The strain both ensures the stability of these phases and determines their nature. One type of strain induces an “ XY Bragg glass,” while the other creates a novel, triaxially anisotropic “ m = 1 Bragg glass.” The latter exhibits anomalous elasticity, characterized by exponents that we calculate to high precision. We predict the phase diagram, and numerous other experimentally observable scaling laws, for the system.
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Citation Information
Brad Jacobsen, Karl Saunders, Leo Radzihovsky and John Toner. "Two New Topologically Ordered Glass Phases of Smectics Confined in Anisotropic Random Media" Physical Review Letters Vol. 83 Iss. 7 (1999) p. 1363 - 1366
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