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dc.contributor.authorTóth Katona, T.
dc.contributor.authorBörzsönyi, T.
dc.contributor.authorVáradi, Z.
dc.contributor.authorSzabon, J.
dc.contributor.authorBuka, A.
dc.contributor.authorGonzález Cinca, Ricardo
dc.contributor.authorRamírez de la Piscina Millán, Laureano
dc.contributor.authorCasademunt, Jaume
dc.contributor.authorHernández-Machado, Aurora
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física Aplicada
dc.identifier.citationTóth Katona, T.; Börzsönyi, T.; Váradi, Z.; Szabon, J.; Buka, A.; González-Cinca, R.; Ramírez-Piscina, L.; Casademunt, J.; Hernández-Machado, A. "Pattern formation during mesophase growth in a homologous series". Physical Review E, 1996, vol. 54, núm. 2, p. 1574-1583. ISSN:1063-651X
dc.description.abstractRemarkable differences in the shape of the nematic-smectic-B interface in a quasi-two-dimensional geometry have been experimentally observed in three liquid crystals of very similar molecular structure, i.e., neighboring members of a homologous series. In the thermal equilibrium of the two mesophases a faceted rectanglelike shape was observed with considerably different shape anisotropies for the three homologs. Various morphologies such as dendritic, dendriticlike, and faceted shapes of the rapidly growing smectic-B germ were also observed for the three substances. Experimental results were compared with computer simulations based on the phase field model. The pattern forming behavior of a binary mixture of two homologs was also studied.
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física::Termodinàmica::Física estadística
dc.subject.lcshEquations of state
dc.subject.lcshPhase transformations (Statistical physics)
dc.subject.otherLiquid crystals
dc.subject.otherPhase-field models
dc.titlePattern formation during mesophase growth in a homologous series
dc.subject.lemacEquacions d'estat
dc.subject.lemacTransformacions de fase (Física estadística)
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)

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