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Translated title of the contribution: Theoretical study of the phase diagrams of model liquid crystalsThe effect of the external field and the spherical attraction

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We have studied the phase diagrams of the system of hard ellipsoids in special circumstances based on the Parsons-Lee theory. In the applied external field, we have found that zero field isotropic-nematic phase transition is replaced by a weakly ordered nematic-nematic phase equilibrium. The increasing strength of external field shifts the phase transition in the direction of lower densities and narrows the density gap ending the first order transition at a critical point. The phase diagrams of the hard ellipsoids in a round hole potential are very varied, besides the usual vapour-liquid-nematic transitions we have located a nematic-nematic phase coexistence as well. The results of the theory show good agreement with the correspondig simulation data.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages10
JournalMagyar Kemiai Folyoirat, Kemiai Kozlemenyek
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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