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Title: Effect of the I* phase temperature range on the nature of the tilted fluid to hexatic transition
Authors: Raja, V.N.
Krishna Prasad, S.
Shankar Rao, D.S.
Goodby, J.W.
Neubert, M.E.
Issue Date: Sep-1991
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Ferroelectrics, 1991, Vol.121, p235 - 245
Abstract: High precision layer spacing measurements have been carried out in the C* and I* phases of a number of compounds. The results suggest that the temperature range of the I* phase influences the nature of the tilted fluid to hexatic transition. For smaller ranges of I*, the C* phase evolves continuously to I*. The curves for the temperature variation of the layer spacing indicate that with increasing range of I* one may expect to observe a critical point followed by a line of first-order transitions. The presence of a second hexatic phase, viz., F* below I* also appears to play an important role in determining the nature of the C*-I* transition.
Description: Restricted Access. Proceedings of the 3rd international ferroelectric liquid crystals conference, Boulder, 1991
ISSN: 0015-0193
1521-0464 (Online)
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Copyright: 1991 Taylor & Francis
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