Study of phase transitions in polymorphic liquid crystals

Nesrullajev A., Salihoglu S., Yurtseven H. H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B, vol.12, no.2, pp.213-224, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This work presents our investigations of mezomorphic properties of two polymorphic liquid crystals, namely, 4-nonyloxy-4-butoxyphenyl benzoate and N-(-4-heptyloxybenzylidene-4-butylaniline) in a wide temperature range, particularly, in the phase transition regions. By means of an original Experimental method. the heterophase regions and also the phase transition temperatures have been determined for these materials with high accuracy. These phase transition intervals have been analyzed using a mean field model.