Liquid Crystals

Our goal is to develop molecular-statistical models of nematic liquid crystals for predicting order parameters and phase transition temperatures in solutions of a single or two liquid crystalline compounds from pure component data and data on infinitely dilute solution. New theoretical interpretation of experimental phase diagrams is given for mixtures of liquid crystalline compounds having rodlike and discotic molecules. Mutual solubility in these systems has been described.

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Sokolova E.P., S.Ernst, A.Hauser, T.Churjusova, D.Demus Phase diagrams and mixing enthalpies of binary systems exhibiting a smectic A phase//Cryst. Res. & Technol., 1994, 2, p. 297-305.

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Sokolova E. P., Vlasov A.Yu. Orientational and thermodynamic properties of rodplate mixtures//J. phys.: Condens. Matter,1997, v.9, p.4089-4101.

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Sokolova E. P., Vlasov A.Yu. In search of a predictive molecular-based model of nematic mixtures//Fluid Phase Equil. 1998, 150-151, p.403-411.

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Sokolova E. P., Tumanyan N.P. Thermodynamic and orientational properties of two-dimensional multicomponent hard rectangle fluids//Liquid Crystals, 2000. V.27. P.813824.

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Sokolova E.P., Tochadze I.K., Smirnova N.A. A generalized van der Waals model of nematic mixtures of molecules interacting according to the rectangular well potential//Russ. J. Phys. Chem., 2000, 74, Suppl. 2, p.S357-S352.