High Resolution X-Ray and Light Scattering Studies of Bilayer Smectic A Compounds

J. D. Litster, Jens Aage Als-Nielsen, R. J. Birgeneau, S. S: Dana, D. Davidov, F. Garcia-Golding, M. Kaplan, C. R. Safinya, R. Schaetzing

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    Abstract

    We summarize the results of high resolution X-ray and light scattering studies of the smectic A-nematic transition in cyanobenzylidene-octyloxyaniline, octyloxy-cyanobiphenyl, and octyl-cyanobiphenyl. Pretransitional behavior in the nematic phase is essentially consistent with the He4 analogue proposed by de Gennes with subtle effects arising from the lack of true long range order in the smectic phase. Elastic constants in the smectic phase show anomalous behavior probably associated with the logarithmically divergent phase fluctuations.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJ. Phys. Colloques
    Volume40
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)339-344
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1979

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    Litster, J. D., Als-Nielsen, J. A., Birgeneau, R. J., Dana, S. S., Davidov, D., Garcia-Golding, F., ... Schaetzing, R. (1979). High Resolution X-Ray and Light Scattering Studies of Bilayer Smectic A Compounds. J. Phys. Colloques, 40(3), 339-344. https://doi.org/10.1051/jphyscol:1979366
    Litster, J. D. ; Als-Nielsen, Jens Aage ; Birgeneau, R. J. ; Dana, S. S: ; Davidov, D. ; Garcia-Golding, F. ; Kaplan, M. ; Safinya, C. R. ; Schaetzing, R. / High Resolution X-Ray and Light Scattering Studies of Bilayer Smectic A Compounds. In: J. Phys. Colloques. 1979 ; Vol. 40, No. 3. pp. 339-344.
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    Litster, JD, Als-Nielsen, JA, Birgeneau, RJ, Dana, SS, Davidov, D, Garcia-Golding, F, Kaplan, M, Safinya, CR & Schaetzing, R 1979, 'High Resolution X-Ray and Light Scattering Studies of Bilayer Smectic A Compounds', J. Phys. Colloques, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 339-344. https://doi.org/10.1051/jphyscol:1979366

    High Resolution X-Ray and Light Scattering Studies of Bilayer Smectic A Compounds. / Litster, J. D.; Als-Nielsen, Jens Aage; Birgeneau, R. J.; Dana, S. S:; Davidov, D.; Garcia-Golding, F.; Kaplan, M.; Safinya, C. R.; Schaetzing, R.

    In: J. Phys. Colloques, Vol. 40, No. 3, 1979, p. 339-344.

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    Litster JD, Als-Nielsen JA, Birgeneau RJ, Dana SS, Davidov D, Garcia-Golding F et al. High Resolution X-Ray and Light Scattering Studies of Bilayer Smectic A Compounds. J. Phys. Colloques. 1979;40(3):339-344. https://doi.org/10.1051/jphyscol:1979366