Flexoelastic properties of polar liquid crystals


Capar M. I. , Nar A., Zakharov A. V. , Vakulenko A. A.

PHYSICS OF THE SOLID STATE, cilt.53, ss.435-441, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1134/s1063783411020077
  • Dergi Adı: PHYSICS OF THE SOLID STATE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.435-441

Özet

Structural properties of liquid crystals, such as the order parameters and the orientational, radial, and direct correlation distribution functions of polar liquid crystals 4-n-heptyloxy-4'-n-cyanobiphenyl (7OCB) and 4-n-hexyloxy-benzylidene-4'-n-aminobenzonitrile (HBAB) have been calculated using a combination of numerical simulation and statistical mechanics methods. It has been shown that the calculated values of both the Frank elastic coefficients K (i) (i = 1, 2, 3) corresponding to the splay, twist, and bend deformations and the flexoelectric coefficients e (i) (i = 1, 3) agree with the experimental data for 7OCB. The calculated values of the same coefficients for HBAB have been published for the first time.