NEMATIC-SMECTIC A TRICRITICAL PHASE-TRANSITION IN BINARY MIXTURE OF LIQUID-CRYSTALS


YURTSEVEN H.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS, vol.54, pp.51-56, 1992 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0167-7322(92)80066-q
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-56

Abstract

The nematic-smectic A tricritical phase transition has been studied in binary mixtures of liquid crystals. By making the analogy between the "quasi-binary" fluid mixture and binary mixture of liquid crystals, we adapt the thermodynamic model for fluid mixtures due to Griffiths to the case of mixtures of liquid crystals.