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|Title:||Phase diagram involving the twist grain boundary phase in the vicinity of a virtual cholesteric-smectic A-smectic C* point|
|Authors:||Krishna Prasad, S.|
Nair, Geetha G.
|Keywords:||Twist grain boundary|
|Publisher:||Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.|
|Citation:||Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 1994, Vol.250 , p239-245|
|Abstract:||We report the first detailed study of the phase diagram in the vicinity of a virtual Cholesteric-Smectic A-Smectic C*point in a binary liquid crystal system. The occurrence of the Twist Grain Boundary phase, which is the liquid crystal analog of the Abrikosov flux lattice in type II superconductors, is established by optical microscopy, X-ray and selective reflection measurements. The study affords a direct comparison between the experimental phase diagram and the theoretical scenario as envisaged by Renn and Lubensky.|
|Copyright:||1994 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) N.V.|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers (SCM)|
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