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Molecular theory of smectic C liquid crystals

Velasco, E., Mederos, L. and Sluckin, T.J. (1996) Molecular theory of smectic C liquid crystals Liquid Crystals, 20, (4), pp. 399-410.

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We generalize an earlier density functional theory of liquid crystals by Mederos and Sullivan. The original theory took account of anisotropic hard core interactions, and for suitable intermolecular interactions predicted nematic and smectic A phases as well as isotropic liquid and vapour phases. In this generalization we also take into account quadrupolar or dipole-induced dipole interactions. The modified theory now also predicts the existence of a smectic C phase.

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Published date: 1996


Local EPrints ID: 29558
ISSN: 1358-314X
PURE UUID: 5c8aea2f-6e21-4ff5-b32f-5e4209571da0
ORCID for T.J. Sluckin: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 04 Jan 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:57

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Author: E. Velasco
Author: L. Mederos
Author: T.J. Sluckin ORCID iD

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