Liquid crystals at high dimensionality

H. O. Carmesin, H. L. Frisch, J. K. Percus

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At high spatial dimensionality, a hard-rod fluid undergoes a first-order phase transition from isotropic to nematic phase at relatively low density. The orientational distribution function in the anisotropic phase takes the form exp[-±(1-2cos2)1/2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9416-9418
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Carmesin, H. O., Frisch, H. L., & Percus, J. K. (1989). Liquid crystals at high dimensionality. Physical Review B, 40(13), 9416-9418.