A mean-field model for the phase diagram of liquid crystals

Tublek A., Yurtseven H. H. , Salihoglu S.

PHASE TRANSITIONS, cilt.64, sa.4, ss.203-214, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 64 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01411599808207999
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.203-214


In this study we have developed a mean-field model to obtain the phase diagram for a mixture of liquid crystals. Our mean-field model gives the phase diagram of the nematic, smectic A and smectic C phases near the NAC point. We have fitted our model to the experimentally observed data. From this fitting, we conclude that our mean-field model explains correctly the experimentally observed behavior of a mixed liquid crystalline system near the NAC point.