Gorkunov, M.V. and Giesselmann, F. and Lagerwall, J.P.F. and Sluckin, T.J. and Osipov, M.A. (2007) Molecular model for de Vries type smecticAsmecticC phase transition in liquid crystals. Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 75 (6). 0607011. ISSN 1063651X

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Abstract
We develop both phenomenological and molecularstatistical theory of smecticAsmecticC phase transition with anomalously weak smectic layer contraction. Using a general meanfield molecular model, we demonstrate that a relatively simple interaction potential suffices to describe the transition both in conventional and de Vries type smectics. The theoretical results are in excellent agreement with experimental data. The approach can be used to describe tilting transitions in other soft matter systems.
Item type:  Article 

ID code:  6439 
Keywords:  smecticA, smecticC, soft matter, molecular theory, smectic layer, de Vries, Plasma physics. Ionized gases, Physics and Astronomy(all), Mathematical Physics, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics 
Subjects:  Science > Physics > Plasma physics. Ionized gases 
Department:  Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics 
Depositing user:  Miss Darcy Spiller 
Date Deposited:  01 Jul 2008 
Last modified:  12 Dec 2015 13:47 
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URI:  http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/6439 
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