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Phenomenological theory of the nematic to lamellar phase transition in lyotropic liquid crystals

Mukherjee, Prabir K. and Bhattacharya, Joydeep. 2007. Phenomenological theory of the nematic to lamellar phase transition in lyotropic liquid crystals. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 126(2), 024901-024906. ISSN 00219606 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

A phenomenological theory is presented to describe the nematic to lamellar phase transition in lyotropic liquid crystals. The problem of the first or second order transition is explored by means of the variation of the surfactant concentration. The possibility of the tricritical point at the nematic to lamellar phase transition is discussed in a phenomenological way. The influence of the electrolyte on this transition is also discussed by varying the coupling between the electrolyte concentration variables and the order parameters. The theoretical prediction is found to be in good qualitative agreement with experimental results.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2426343

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2007Published

Item ID:

4956

Date Deposited:

21 Feb 2011 14:13

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 13:22

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4956

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