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Title: Pressure-induced twist grain boundary phase
Authors: Nair, Geetha G.
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill
Citation: Advances in high pressure science and technology. Ed. A.K. Singh. Proceedings of the National conference on high pressure science and technology, Bangalore, Tata McGraw-Hill, 1994 , p213-222
Abstract: Extension of de Gennes' analogy of the nematic-smectic A transition to chiral systems has led to the prediction of a new phase, referred to as the Twist Grain Boundary (TGB) phase. Experiments on this phase has attracted a wide attention since it is the liquid crystal analogue of the Abrikosov flux lattice phase in Type 11 superconductors. In support of the theoretical predic- tion, we had identified the existence of this phase in the vicinity of a virtual cholesteric-smectic A-smectic C* meeting point. Based on our earlier experience regarding pressure induced mesormorphism we expected to observe an induced TGB phase in a suitable material. Our very recent experiments have indeed proved this expectation to be true.
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Copyright: 1995 Tata McGraw-Hill
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