Critical exponents and universality for the isotropic-nematic phase transition in a system of self-assembled rigid rods on a lattice.


Monte Carlo simulations have been carried out for a system of monomers on square lattices that, by decreasing temperature or increasing density, polymerize reversibly into chains with two allowed directions and, at the same time, undergo a continuous isotropic-nematic (IN) transition. The results show that the self-assembly process affects the nature of the… (More)


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