Structural properties of hockey stick-shaped particles in two dimensions

J. A. Martínez-González, S. Varga, P. Gurin, J. Quintana-H

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Abstract

Phase transitions and structural properties of the two-dimensional systems of hockey stick-shaped molecules have been examined by means of Monte Carlo simulations and the Onsager-theory. The hockey stick-shaped particles are modeled as hard bent-core needles. Isotropic-nematic and nematic-smectic antiferroelectric structural changes are observed. Spontaneously bended nematic structures are also found for such molecular shapes where the lengths of the segments are similar. The agreement between Monte Carlo and Onsager results is satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Volume185
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

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Keywords

  • Bended nematics
  • Liquid crystals
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Onsager theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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Structural properties of hockey stick-shaped particles in two dimensions. / Martínez-González, J. A.; Varga, S.; Gurin, P.; Quintana-H, J.

In: Journal of Molecular Liquids, Vol. 185, 09.2013, p. 26-31.

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Martínez-González, J. A. ; Varga, S. ; Gurin, P. ; Quintana-H, J. / Structural properties of hockey stick-shaped particles in two dimensions. In: Journal of Molecular Liquids. 2013 ; Vol. 185. pp. 26-31.
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