High-resolution heat-capacity studies of the hexatic-B–smectic-F phase transition in liquid-crystal compounds

P. M. Johnson, C. C. Huang, E. Gorecka, D. Pociecha

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Abstract

High-resolution calorimetric data for several compounds exhibiting the hexatic-B–smectic-F transition have been obtained. This transition involves the formation of tilt in the presence of bond orientational order. Like most of the smectic-A–smectic-C transitions, which show no bond orientational order, the heat-capacity anomaly of the hexatic-B–smectic-F transition exhibits mean-field-like behavior and can be well described by an extended mean-field model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R1207-R1210
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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