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


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

PHASE TRANSITIONS, vol.64, no.4, pp.203-214, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01411599808207999
  • Journal Name: PHASE TRANSITIONS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-214
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

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.