Critical behavior of a nonpolar smectogen from high-resolution birefringence measurements.

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We report high-sensitivity and high-temperature resolution experimental data for the temperature dependence of the optical birefringence of a nonpolar monolayer smectogen 4-butyloxyphenyl-4'-decyloxybenzoate (10[over ¯].O.4[over ¯]) liquid crystal by using a rotating-analyzer technique. The birefringence data cover nematic and smectic-A phases of the 10… (More)

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@article{Erkan2012CriticalBO, title={Critical behavior of a nonpolar smectogen from high-resolution birefringence measurements.}, author={Selen Erkan and Mehmetcan Çetinkaya and Sevtap Yildiz and Haluk {\"O}zbek}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2012}, volume={86 4 Pt 1}, pages={041705} }