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Thermodynamic Parameters of Cholesteric/Smectic A Transition in Cholesteric Myristate and Its Binary Mixture CM/PCPB

Thermodynamic properties of the cholesteryl myristate (CM) and its binary mixture CM/PCPB (p-pentylphenyl-2-chloro-4(p-pentylbenzoyl)-benzoate) are studied at the concentrations of x (PCPB) = 0.052 and 0.219 as a function of temperature near the cholosteric/smectic A transition. By analyzing the observed molar volume from the literature, the temperature dependences of the thermal expansion, isothermal compressibility and the difference in the specific heat are calculated and, the Pippard relations are established for those compounds close to the cholesteric/smectic A transition. Predictions of the thermodynamic quantities and the Pippard relations can be examined by the experimental measurements of the CM and its binary mixture of CM/PCPB close to the cholesteric/smectic A transition.