Landau theory of the nematic-smectic a tricritical phase transition in a binary mixture of liquid crystals

Yurtseven H.

PHASE TRANSITIONS, cilt.53, sa.1, ss.75-86, 1995 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1995
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01411599508200388
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.75-86


We have developed in this study a thermodynamic model for the nematic-smectic A (NA) tricritical phase transition of a binary mixture of liquid crystals in analogy with the model for quasi fluid mixtures due to Griffiths. Using the Landau theory with a symmetrical TCP, we have predicted the critical behaviours of the nematic susceptibility, order parameter and the specific heat discontinuity in the vicinity of the TCP.