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Landau-type theory applied to mixtures of liquid crystals of opposite diamagnetic anisotropies

Sinha, KP and Subburam, R and Khetrapal, CL (1983) Landau-type theory applied to mixtures of liquid crystals of opposite diamagnetic anisotropies. In: Chemical Physics Letters, 96 (4). pp. 472-474.

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Abstract

An application of Landau-type theory to interpret the orientation of mixed liquid crystals of opposite diamagnetic anisotropies has been made. Experimental NMR results on three systems containing benzene and acetonitrile as the probe molecules have been interpreted. The computed order parameters are in agreement with those obtained experimentally in several systems. The switching transition at a critical concentration and temperature and the coexistence of two types of orientations have been explained.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14412

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