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Title: The cone phase of liquid crystals: Triangular lattice of double-tilt cylinders
Authors: Hatwalne, Yashodhan
Madhusudana, N.V.
Keywords: Smectic-C liquid crystals
Double-tilt cylinders
Cone phase
Issue Date: Aug-2003
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Citation: Pramana, 2003, Vol. 61, p277-283.
Abstract: We predict the existence of a new defect-lattice phase near the nematic–smectic-C (NC) transition. This tilt-analogue of the blue phase is a lattice of double-tilt cylinders which are disclination lines in the smectic layer normal as well as the c-field. We discuss the structure and stability of the cone phase. We suggest that many ‘nematics’ exhibiting short range layering and tilt order may in fact be in the molten cone phase, which is a line liquid.
ISSN: 0304-4289
Copyright: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
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