A mean field model near the NAC point in liquid crystals


Enginer Y., Salihoglu S., Yurtseven H.

CHINESE JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.40, no.5, pp.560-569, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : CHINESE JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.560-569

Abstract

In this study we obtain the phase line equations for the nematic-smectic A (NA), smectic A-smectic C (AC) and nematic-smectic C (NC) transitions using a mean field model. We fit these phase line equations to the experimental phase diagram near the Nenatic-smectic A-smectic C (NAC) point. Our calculated phase diagram agrees well with the experimental.