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See detailMolecular model for de Vries type smectic-A–smectic-C phase transition in liquid crystals
Gorkunov, M. V.; Giesselmann, Frank; Lagerwall, Jan UL et al

in Physical Review. E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics (2007), 75(6), 060701

We develop both phenomenological and molecular-statistical theory of smectic-A-smectic-C phase transition with anomalously weak smectic layer contraction. Using a general mean-field molecular model, we ... [more ▼]

We develop both phenomenological and molecular-statistical theory of smectic-A-smectic-C phase transition with anomalously weak smectic layer contraction. Using a general mean-field molecular model, we demonstrate that a relatively simple interaction potential suffices to describe the transition both in conventional and de Vries type smectics. The theoretical results are in excellent agreement with experimental data. The approach can be used to describe tilting transitions in other soft matter systems. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the change in helix handedness at transitions between the sm-c* and sm-ca* phases in chiral smectic liquid crystals
Lagerwall, Jan UL; Giesselmann, Frank; Osipov, Mikhail A.

in Liquid Crystals (2006), 33(6), 625-633

Using a discrete model for the synclinic SmC* and the anticlinic SmC􏰀a phases we give a theoretical explanation for the fact that the helix twisting sense reverses at a transition between these phases ... [more ▼]

Using a discrete model for the synclinic SmC* and the anticlinic SmC􏰀a phases we give a theoretical explanation for the fact that the helix twisting sense reverses at a transition between these phases (direct transition or via the so-called chiral smectic C ‘subphases’) and we derive an explicit expression for the helical pitch in the SmC􏰀a phase. As the theory shows and as we also demonstrate experimentally, the reversal is of a different nature from helix inversions within a single phase, where the inversion is always coupled to a pitch divergence. At a clinicity change the common behaviour is instead pitch-shortening on approaching the phase transition and the associated helix twisting sense reversal. The phenomenon may be put to use in smart mixing in order to control the helix pitch, either for achieving long pitch for surface-stabilized ferroelectric and antiferroelectric liquid crystal displays; or a very short pitch, in the case of devices utilizing the deformed helix mode. [less ▲]

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