Physical Review A
We report on the results of a magnetic birefringence study of the nematic-isotropic transition in the lyotropic liquid crystal cesium perfluoro-octanoate in water. The transition is weakly first order at TK with mean-field divergences and a virtual second-order transition temperature that can be within 20 mK of TK.
Rosenblatt, Charles; Kumar, Satyendra; and Litster, J. D. (1984). Approach to a Second-Order Nematic-Isotropic Phase Transition in a Lyotropic Liquid Crystal. Physical Review A 29(2), 1010-1012. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.29.1010 Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kent.edu/phypubs/204