Introduction to the Molecular Theory of Smectic-A Liquid Crystals

  • Peter J. Wojtowicz


Contributions to the theory of smectic-A liquid crystals have been made by a number of investigators.1–5 In all cases the treatments are an extension of the Maier-Saupe6 mean-field model of nematics examined in a previous chapter.7 Here we essentially follow the development of McMillan.3,4


Liquid Crystal Homologous Series Pair Potential Nematic Phase Orientational Order 
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  • Peter J. Wojtowicz
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  1. 1.RCA LaboratoriesPrincetonUSA

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