An Incommensurate Smectic A Phase

  • B. R. Ratna
  • R. Shashidhar
  • V. N. Raja
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 166)


An incommensurate smectic A phase (Aic) existing between partially bilayer Ad and bilayer A2 phases was discovered recently by us [1]. Here we report detailed X-ray and DSC studies as well as dielectric constant measurements on this new phase.


Layer Spacing Static Dielectric Constant Dielectric Anisotropy Incommensurate Phase Fourth Order Term 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. R. Ratna
    • 1
  • R. Shashidhar
    • 1
  • V. N. Raja
    • 1
  1. 1.Raman Research InstituteBangaloreIndia

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