Effect of confinement and strain on the specific heat and latent heat over the nematic-isotropic phase transition of 8CB liquid crystal.

@article{Zammit2009EffectOC,
  title={Effect of confinement and strain on the specific heat and latent heat over the nematic-isotropic phase transition of 8CB liquid crystal.},
  author={Ugo Zammit and Marco Marinelli and Francesco Mercuri and Stefano Paoloni},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  year={2009},
  volume={113 43},
  pages={14315-22}
}
Simultaneous measurements of the specific heat, latent heat, light scattering, and polarization microscopy were carried out in 8CB liquid crystal confined in Aerosil and Millipore membranes networks, to assess the different properties of the nematic material nucleating over the nematic-isotropic transition under different strain conditions. In Aerosil… CONTINUE READING