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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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 - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Modelling Research Centre > Materials Modelling group
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Page Range: 1667-1674
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2010 08:37
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 09:30

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