Effect of impurity on the nematic-smectic-A transition

C. C. Huang, R. S. Pindak, J. T. Ho

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Abstract

The divergence of the bend elastic constant above the nematic-smectic-A transition has been measured in undoped 80CB and in mixtures of 80CB and 70CB by Rayleigh scattering. The apparent critical exponent is found to be insensitive to the doping and has a nonclassical result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1015-1017
Number of pages3
JournalSolid State Communications
Volume25
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1978

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