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Investigation of the Indexes of Refraction Near the Smectic-A Smectic-C Transition: Orientational Order
Physical Review A
  • Thomas E Lockhart, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • David W Allender, Kent State University
  • Edward Gelerinter, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • David L Johnson, Kent State University - Kent Campus
Publication Date
10-1-1979
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Abstract

The results of direct measurements of the principal indices of refraction in the smectic-A and smectic-C phases of two homologous liquid crystals are reported. These results are compared qualitatively with the orientational model of Straley and with a model based on anisotropic nematic fluctuations due to coupling between orientational and translational order.

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Copyright 1979 American Physical Society. Available on publisher's site at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.20.1655.

Citation Information
Thomas E Lockhart, David W Allender, Edward Gelerinter and David L Johnson. "Investigation of the Indexes of Refraction Near the Smectic-A Smectic-C Transition: Orientational Order" Physical Review A Vol. 20 Iss. 4 (1979) p. 1655 - 1660
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_allender/31/