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Generalized dispersion model of orientationally ordered hases of bent-core liquid crystals

Longa, L. and Pajak, Grzegorz (2011) Generalized dispersion model of orientationally ordered hases of bent-core liquid crystals. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 541 (1). pp. 152-158. ISSN 1542-1406

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Abstract

Dual symmetry of recently introduced model with quadrupolar and octupolar microscopic interactions [L. Longa, G. Pająk, and T. Wydro, Phys. Rev. E 79, 040701(R) (2009)] is explored in the mean field approximation. Exemplary phase diagrams with new nematic–like phases are shown. Among them is the homogeneous chiral phase, predicted earlier by Landau theory [T. C. Lubensky, L. Radzihovsky, Phys. Rev. E 66, 031704 (2002)].