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, vol.66, pp.259-270, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01411599808222126
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-270
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


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.