Generalized Mean Field Theory of Nematic Liquid Crystals

  • Peter J. Wojtowicz


In the previous chapter1 we examined a simple version of the molecular theory of nematic liquid crystals. The problem was treated as an order-disorder phenomenon with the solution based on a phenomenologically derived single-molecule orientational potential. The results of this development were found to be equivalent to the well known mean field theory of Maier and Saupe.2


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  • Peter J. Wojtowicz
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  1. 1.RCA LaboratoriesPrincetonUSA

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