A phase diagram near the NAC point in liquid crystals

Salihoglu S., Yurtseven H. H. , Enginer Y.

MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol.76, no.1, pp.59-63, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0254-0584(01)00508-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-63
  • Keywords: Landau mean field theory, liquid crystals, NAC, A-SMECTIC-C, CRITICAL-BEHAVIOR, TRANSITION
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study using a mean field model we obtain the phase line equations for the NA. NC and AC transitions near the NAC point in a mixture of liquid crystals. We then fit these phase line equations to the experimental data. This fitting shows that our theoretical phase diagram predicts the correct experimental behaviour of the phase diagram in a mixture of liquid crystals. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.