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Theory of chiral-racemic mixtures near the Smectic C-Smectic A transition point: dependence of spontaneous polarization and transition temperature on enantiometric excess
Author(s): Valeriy V. Ginzburg; Renfan Shao; Noel A. Clark; David M. Walba
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Paper Abstract

A simple theoretical model is proposed for describing thermodynamic properties of chiral- racemic mixtures. It is shown that in the case of chiral-racemic mixtures, spontaneous polarization tends to be linear and Smectic C--Smectic A transition temperature--quadratic function of the enantiometric excess, which is confirmed by our experimental data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2175, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications III, (4 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172124
Show Author Affiliations
Valeriy V. Ginzburg, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Renfan Shao, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Noel A. Clark, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
David M. Walba, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2175:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications III
Ranganathan Shashidhar, Editor(s)

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