A model for the orientational order in liquid crystals

  title={A model for the orientational order in liquid crystals},
  author={S K Ghosh},
  journal={Il Nuovo Cimento D},
  • S. Ghosh
  • Published 1 September 1984
  • Physics
  • Il Nuovo Cimento D
SummaryA model for the orientational-order parameter in liquid crystals from the microscopic viewpoint and in conformity with its current understanding well established in the field of phase transitions is proposed here. This model has a close resemblance with the original ideas of Maier and Saupe. However, it is independent of the nature of molecules, rigid or flexible, and enables us to describe a phase with a single-order parameter tensor $$\mathop S\limits^ \leftrightarrow$$ as expected… 
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