Investigation of the Indexes of Refraction Near the Smectic-A Smectic-C Transition: Orientational OrderPhysical Review A
AbstractThe 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.
Citation InformationThomas 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
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