Faculty Publications

Title

Elastic behavior of anisotropic monolayers

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Langmuir

Volume

14

Issue

4

First Page

904

Last Page

909

Abstract

The theory of elasticity in two dimensions is generalized to include anisotropy. It is found that six coefficients are required to fully characterize the elastic response of anisotropic films. The theory is applied to monolayers with specific boundary conditions which represent cases of particular interest in the study of Langmuir - Blodgett films. In the special case when an anisotropic film possesses two orthogonal symmetry planes, only four constants are needed to fully characterize the elastic behavior of the film. Several experimental procedures are outlined to obtain the elastic constants experimentally.

Original Publication Date

2-17-1998

DOI of published version

10.1021/la9703656

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