A phase diagram near the NAC* point in liquid crystals

Salihoglu S., Tublek A., Yurtseven H.

PHASE TRANSITIONS, vol.70, no.4, pp.263-276, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01411590008244103
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-276
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Wt study here a mean field model to obtain the phase diagram (concentration versus temperature) near the NAC* point in a binary mixture of liquid crystal. Wr have Fitted our phase line equations to the experimental data for the mixture of SCE9 + SCE10 liquid crystals. We deduce fi om our analysis that there should exist a tricritical point close to the NAC* point on the AC* phase line.