Molecular Order and Molecular Theories of Liquid Crystals
I want to review for you the molecular theories of liquid crystals which have been developed recently. You are all familiar with the Maier-Saupe (1) theory of the nematic phase. Kobayashi (2) and I (3) independently formulated a theory of the smectic A phase which has proved quite useful. This year I (4) worked out a molecular theory of the smectic C phase and my student, Bob Meyer, (5) has extended that theory to the smectic B and H phases.
KeywordsLiquid Crystal Soft Core Nematic Phase Molecular Theory Liquid Crystal Phasis
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