The effect of herringbone order on the nature of smectic-A-hexatic-B transition in thin free-standing films of nmOBC

I. M. Jiang, C. C. Huang

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Abstract

Calorimetric, optical reflectivity, and electron-diffraction measurements have revealed several unique features near the smectic-A-hexatic-B transition of thin free-standing films of nmOBC (n-alkyl-4′-n-alkyoxy-biphenyl-4-carboxylate). Our recent Monte-Carlo simulations of a coupled XY model offer important insight into the nature of this transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume301
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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