Computer simulation of fractionation in bidisperse liquid crystals

MILLS, S. J., CARE, C. M., NEAL, M. P. and CLEAVER, D. J. (1999). Computer simulation of fractionation in bidisperse liquid crystals. Molecular crystals and liquid crystals science and technology Section A - Molecular crystals and liquid crystals, 330, 1667-1674.

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Abstract

We present evidence of fractionation at the isotropic-nematic transition in a bidisperse liquid crystal system, using the Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo technique([1]) and the generalised Gay-Berne potential([2]). Using a 50:50 mixture of prolate molecules with identical breadths but different length to breadth ratios, fractionation was observed which shows qualitative agreement with the coexistence behaviour predicted by mean field theory([3]).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 17th International Liquid Crystal Conference JUL 19-24, 1998 STRASBOURG, FRANCE Part 3
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Polymers Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre > Materials and Fluid Flow Modelling Group
Identification Number: 10.1080/10587259908025618
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2010 09:37
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2010 11:01
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1525

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