Journal of engineering physics

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 1096–1100 | Cite as

Experimental determination of the thermodynamic properties of three nematic liquid crystals

  • A. G. Shashkov
  • I. P. Zhuk
  • V. A. Karolik


The results of measurements of the density, the magnetic susceptibility, the molar specific heat, and the heat of the nematic-isotropic transition are reported.


Statistical Physic Liquid Crystal Magnetic Susceptibility Thermodynamic Property Experimental Determination 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Shashkov
    • 1
  • I. P. Zhuk
    • 1
  • V. A. Karolik
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the Belorussian SSRMinsk

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