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Title: Some recent studies of liquid crystals: A review
Authors: Chandrasekhar, S.
Keywords: Smectic A-nematic transition
hydrodynamics of cholesterics
nematic-smectic A-smectic C multicritical point
Issue Date: Mar-1984
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Journal of Statistical Physics, 1984, Vol.34, p883-893
Abstract: The following topics are reviewed briefly: (i) The first experimental determination of the decrease in the smectic A-nematic transition temperature brought about by a twist deformation, an effect which is the analog of the influence of a magnetic field on the superconductor-normal metal transition; (ii) the similarity between the hydrodynamics of cholesteric liquid crystals and superfluid hydrodynamics, and some of its consequences, e.g., the possibility of a temperature wave attending second sound in the cholesteric phase; and (iii) the nematicsmectic A-smectic C multicritical point.
Description: Restricted Access. Proceedings of the 15th IUPAP conference on statistical physics, 1984
ISSN: 0022-4715
1572-9613 (Online)
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Copyright: 1984 Springer
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