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Title: Influence of director fluctuations on the electric-field phase diagrams of nematic liquid crystals
Authors: Dhara, Surajit
Madhusudana, N.V.
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2004
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Citation: Europhysics Letters, 2004, Vol.67, p411-417
Abstract: We report the first experimental high-electric-field phase diagram of a nematic liquid crystal with negative dielectric anisotropy. The variation of the paranematic-nematic transition temperature $(T_{\ab})$ is essentially linear with |E|, whereas the Landau-de Gennes theory predicts a quadratic variation. It is argued that the quenching of director fluctuations by the field contributes significantly to the thermodynamics of the transition.
Description: Restricted Access.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/2831
ISSN: 0295-5075
1286-4854 (Online)
Alternative Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/epl/i2004-10078-8
Copyright: 2004 EDP Sciences
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