The phase behavior of symmetric rod-plate mixtures was studied using the Parsons-Lee theory. It was shown that for this molecular model, a symmetric phase diagram can only be obtained when the two components are of very different shape, and have equal molecular volume. By exploiting the symmetry of the system, relatively simple equations were derived for the isotropic-nematic bifurcation and demixing transitions.
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