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|Title:||Unusual growth of smectic A liquid crystals|
|Publisher:||Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.|
|Citation:||Current Science, 1992, Vol. 62, p419-422.|
|Abstract:||Smectic A liquid crystals have been found to grow from the isotropic phase in the very unusual form of long cylindrical structures in some binary mixtures of smectogenic and non-mesomorphic aliphatic compounds. We report some experiments which show that the occurrence and stability of these structures can be accounted for by a concentration gradient of the non- mesomorphic component. In such a case it is necessary to include a linear term in curvature in the elastic energy density of the system.|
|Copyright:||Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers (SCM)|
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