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Can Rod-like Molecules Form a Smectic Phase Without Attractive Forces?

  • H. Kimura
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 43)

Abstract

It has become well established that systems of long rod-like molecules can exhibit the oriented nematic liquid crystal phase due to the hard core repulsion even without intermolecular attraction.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kimura
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of EngineeringNagoya UniversityChikusaku, NagoyaJapan

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