Calculation of the T-X phase diagram for the first-order smectic-hexatic transitions in binary mixtures


Kilit Dogan E., YURTSEVEN H. H.

Physics of Fluids, vol.34, no.4, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/5.0084526
  • Journal Name: Physics of Fluids
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, INSPEC, zbMATH

Abstract

© 2022 Author(s).This work gives the T-X phase diagram calculated from the Landau mean field model for the smectic-hexatic transitions in binary mixtures, particularly, in THI-13+THI-17. It is calculated near the SmC-SmF (Hex F)-Hex B triple point by considering transitions of SmC-SmF, SmF-HexB, and SmC-Hex B as the first order. The phase line equations are fitted to the experimental T-X phase diagram from the literature for this binary mixture by assuming the temperature and concentration dependence of the coefficients in the Landau free energy expansion. Calculations are given in some detail to describe the smectic-hexatic transitions in the THI-13+THI-17, which can also be considered for other binary mixtures under the Landau mean field model studied here.