A mean field model near the NAC point in liquid crystals


Enginer Y., Salihoglu S., Yurtseven H.

CHINESE JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, cilt.40, sa.5, ss.560-569, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Dergi Adı: CHINESE JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.560-569

Özet

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.