Title

Biaxiality in a Cyclic Thermotropic Nematic Liquid-Crystal

Publication Title

Europhysics Letters

Publication Date

1-20-1994

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1209/0295-5075/25/3/008

Keywords

anchoring strength coefficient, attached mesogenic groups, side-chain polymers, structural transition, phase-transitions, critical-behavior, free-surface, interface, energy

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

Birefringence and textural data are presented for a ring-shaped trimeric liquid crystal. The material apparently undergoes a uniaxial-to-biaxial nematic phase transition as a function of temperature.

Comments

Copyright 1994 Institute of Physics. Available on publisher's website at http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/25/3/008.

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