A specific heat study of the nematic-smectic-A transition in octyloxycyanobiphenyl

J. M. Viner, C. C. Huang

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Abstract

A high-resolution ac calorimetry measurement of the nematic to smectic-A transition has been carried out carefully on octyloxycyanobiphenyl (80CB). The measured critical exponents α = α′ = .24 ± .03 are consistent with X-ray results through the hyperscaling relation ν∥ + 2ν = 2 - α.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)789-791
Number of pages3
JournalSolid State Communications
Volume39
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1981

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