Twist viscosity and splay elastic constant near the nematicsmectic- Asmectic-C multicritical point

Juyang Huang, John T. Ho

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Abstract

The twist viscosity has been measured in a binary liquid-crystal mixture above the nematicsmectic-C transition near the nematicsmectic-Asmectic-C multicritical point using the dynamic Fréedericksz deformation and found to exhibit a monotonic divergence. This study also shows that the splay elastic constant has a relatively mild temperature dependence compared with that of the bend elastic constant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2449-2450
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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