Effect of the hexatic-B temperature range on the nature of the smectic-Ahexatic-B phase transition

G. Nounesis, R. Geer, H. Y. Liu, C. C. Huang, J. W. Goodby

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Abstract

High-resolution heat-capacity measurements have been carried out on several pure compounds and binary mixtures in the homologous series of n-alkyl-4-n-decyloxybiphenyl-4-carboxylate. The measured smectic-Ahexatic-B heat-capacity anomalies can be fitted to a power law over two decades in the reduced temperature with a large value for the critical exponent (=0.60). The value of ± remains fairly constant when the hexatic-B phase temperature range varies from 0.8 to 22 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5468-5471
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume40
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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