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Title: Temperature range of the smectic-A phase and its effect on the smectic-A–smectic-C transition
Authors: Krishna Prasad, S.
Raja, V.N.
Shankar Rao, D.S.
Nair, Geetha G.
Neubert, M.E.
Issue Date: 15-Aug-1990
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review A, 1990, Vol.42, R2479-2481
Abstract: X-ray studies on a material whose constituent molecules have a weak transverse dipole moment provide clear evidence of a first-order smectic-A–smectic-C transition. In addition, results on materials belonging to the same homologous series of compounds show that this transition can be driven from second order to first order simply by reducing the temperature range of the smectic-A phase.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/1333
ISSN: 1094-1622 (online)
Alternative Location: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRA/v42/p2479-2481
Copyright: (1990) by the American Physical Society
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