Temperature dependency of phase transitions in polymer-dispersed nematic liquid crystal mediums

Kayacan O., San S. E., Okutan M.

PHYSICA A-STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS, vol.377, no.2, pp.523-530, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this work, electrical measurements were performed on a polymer-dispersed LC sample so that we could demonstrate the temperature dependent molecular behavior, determined according to the electrical response of the system. Experimental results are found to be in favorable accordance with the molecular theory in several aspects. Critical temperatures, order parameters and entropy of transition are acquired for the studied system. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.