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Title: Pressure studies on two discotic liquid crystals.
Authors: Raja, V.N.
Shashidhar, R.
Chandrasekhar, S.
Boehm, R.E.
Martire, D.E.
Keywords: Discotic Liquid crystals
Columnar mesophase
Pressure studies
Phase diagrams
Issue Date: Jul-1985
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Citation: Pramana, 1985, Vol. 25, pL119-L-122.
Abstract: Pressure-temperature diagrams have becn studied for two discotic compounds, hexa-n-octyloxy triphenylene and hexa-n-decanoyloxytriphenylenc, both of which exhibit the columnar (D) phase at atmospheric pressure. Two interesting results, common to both compbunds, have been obtained: (a) in contrast to what is usually observed in liquid crystals of rod-like molecules, the columnar-isotropic (D-I) transition, which is enantiotropic at atmospheric pressure, becomes monotropic at high pressures; (b) dT/dP = 0 for the D-I transition, implying that despite the drastic change in the molecular order at this transition, the associated volume change is extremely small.
ISSN: 0304-4289
Copyright: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
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