The mean field model with P-2 theta(2) coupling for the smectic A-smectic C* phase transition in liquid crystals


Salihoglu S., Yurtseven H. H. , Giz A., Kayisoglu D., Konu A.

PHASE TRANSITIONS, cilt.66, ss.259-270, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 66
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01411599808222126
  • Dergi Adı: PHASE TRANSITIONS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.259-270

Özet

Using mean field theory with a P(2)theta (2) coupling term in the free energy expansion, we calculate the polarization as a function of temperature for the smectic A-smectic C* phase transition in a liquid crystalline material. Our calculated polarization values are in good agreement with the experimental data.