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New types of ordering in liquid crystals

L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, Russian Federation

Possible types of liquid-crystalline order in systems consisting of rod-shaped or diskotic, as well as structurally more complicated, molecules are examined. Special attention is devoted to new liquid-crystalline phases. Their basic physical properties are analyzed. The phase diagrams and the peculiarities of the critical behavior are investigated in each case. Analogies to some wellknown problems in the physics of the condensed state are discussed.

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Fulltext is also available at DOI: 10.1070/PU1984v027n01ABEH004019
PACS: 61.30.Gd, 64.70.Md (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1984v027n01ABEH004019
Citation: Kats E I "New types of ordering in liquid crystals" Sov. Phys. Usp. 27 42–59 (1984)
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