Landau theory of the nematic-smectic a tricritical phase transition in a binary mixture of liquid crystals

1995-01-01
We have developed in this study a thermodynamic model for the nematic-smectic A (NA) tricritical phase transition of a binary mixture of liquid crystals in analogy with the model for quasi fluid mixtures due to Griffiths. Using the Landau theory with a symmetrical TCP, we have predicted the critical behaviours of the nematic susceptibility, order parameter and the specific heat discontinuity in the vicinity of the TCP.

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H. H. Yurtseven, “Landau theory of the nematic-smectic a tricritical phase transition in a binary mixture of liquid crystals,” PHASE TRANSITIONS, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 75–86, 1995, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/51593.