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.Full text not available from this repository.
We present evidence of fractionation at the isotropic-nematic transition in a bidisperse liquid crystal system, using the Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo technique() and the generalised Gay-Berne potential(). 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().
|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|
|Depositing User:||Hilary Ridgway|
|Date Deposited:||12 Apr 2010 08:37|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2010 10:01|
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