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Calculation of a generalised smectic–hexatic phase diagram in liquid crystals

2012-5
Yurtseven, Hasan Hamit
Karacali, Huseyin
This study gives a generalised smectic-hexatic phase diagram calculated by the Landau mean field theory. Our calculated phase line equations are fitted to the experimental phase lines, which represent first-order transition for the liquid crystals studied here. The temperature-and concentration-dependent phase lines calculated in this study describe the observed T-X phase diagram for the smectic-hexatic transitions. This indicates that the method of calculating the phase line equations from the mean field theory is general and it can be applied to other phase transitions in liquid crystals.