# Uniaxial and biaxial structures in the elastic Maier-Saupe model.

@article{Petri2018UniaxialAB, title={Uniaxial and biaxial structures in the elastic Maier-Saupe model.}, author={Alberto Petri and Danilo B. Liarte and Silvio R. A. Salinas}, journal={Physical review. E}, year={2018}, volume={97 1-1}, pages={ 012705 } }

We perform statistical mechanics calculations to analyze the global phase diagram of a fully connected version of a Maier-Saupe-Zwanzig lattice model with the inclusion of couplings to an elastic strain field. We point out the presence of uniaxial and biaxial nematic structures, depending on temperature T and on the applied stress σ. Under uniaxial extensive tension, applied stress favors uniaxial orientation, and we obtain a first-order boundary along which there is a coexistence of two…

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Field-induced uniaxial and biaxial nematic phases in the Maier–Saupe–Zwanzig (MSZ) lattice model

- Materials Science
- 2018

ABSTRACT We report detailed statistical mechanics calculations to analyse the field-temperature phase diagram of a fully connected Maier–Saupe–Zwanzig (MSZ) lattice model for the nematic transitions…

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