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Title: Unusual growth of smectic A liquid crystals
Authors: Pratibha, R.
Madhusudana, N.V.
Issue Date: 10-Mar-1992
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.
ISSN: 0011-3891
Copyright: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
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