Publication Title

Physical Review A

Publication Date

10-1979

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

The results of direct measurements of the principal indices of refraction in the smectic-A and smectic-C phases of two homologous liquid crystals are reported. These results are compared qualitatively with the orientational model of Straley and with a model based on anisotropic nematic fluctuations due to coupling between orientational and translational order.

Comments

Copyright 1979 American Physical Society. Available on publisher's site at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.20.1655.


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