An Unusual Polymorphism in the 2D Melting: The Smectic F and I Phases

  • J. J. Benattar
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 77)


Among the great variety of liquid crystals one can distinguish two great classes i) the nematic and cholesteric mesophases ii) the smectic phases.


Orientational Order Smectic Phase Total Structure Factor Cholesteric Mesophases Melting Theory 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Benattar
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  1. 1.Laboratoire Léon BrillouinCEN-SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance

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