Landau Theory of the Reentrant Nematic-Smectic A Phase Transition
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CitationPershan, Peter S., and J. Prost. 1979. Landau theory of the reentrant nematic-smectic A phase transition. Journal de Physique 40(2): 27-30.
AbstractThe reentrant, nematic to smectic A phase transition is shown to follow from the Landau theory if one assumes the existence of an optimum density for smectic ordering. The shape of the coexistence line in the P-T plane is fit exactly by this theory. The effects of concentration on reentrant behaviour are also explained.
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