A phase diagram of smectogen-non-smectogen binary mixture: A photon transmission study


Yildiz S. , Serhatli I. , PEKCAN O., BERKER A., OBEK H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B, cilt.16, ss.3959-3970, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 26
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1142/s0217979202013122
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3959-3970

Özet

The ultraviolet/visible photon transmission technique was applied to study the phase diagram of a mixture of 4-ethoxy-4'-(6-vinyloxyhexyloxyl) azobenzene (VE), a smectogen, and 4-hexoxy-3'-methyl-4-(6-acryloyloxyhexyloxy) azobenzene (AH), which by itself exhibits no liquid crystalline behavior. It has been found that the N-Sm-A phase line terminates at either a tricritical point at about X-VE = 0.9, where X-VE is the weight percentage of VE in the binary mixture, or at least at a tricritical region 0.9 < X-VE < 1 within the experimental resolution. For X-VE = 1 the nematic phase region is not large enough to drive the transition second-order. It is found that the value of the critical exponent beta for X-VE = 0.9 is consistent with the tricritical value.