Title

X-Ray Studies of Bond-Orientational Order in Liquid-Crystalline Orthogonal Hexatic-B Phase

Publication Title

Europhysics Letters

Publication Date

9-1-1994

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1209/0295-5075/27/7/003

Keywords

films, transition

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

X-ray scattering measurements have been carried out for free-standing, thick . monodomain films of the orthogonal hexatic-B phase. From Fourier analysis of X-scans, 6n-fold-symmetry order parameters were determined and proved to fulfill the scaling relation C6n = C6n+lambdan(n-1). The temperature behavior of C6 and lambda was found nonuniversal when comparing homologues, PIR5 and PIR7, differing in their range of the hexatic phase. The hexatic order parameter varies with the critical exponents 0.25, 0.20 (+/- 0.03), respectively. For comparison results for compound RFL6, of other homologue series, are presented.

Comments

Copyright 1994 Institute of Physics. Available on publisher's website at http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/27/7/003.

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