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Chin. Phys. B, 2014, Vol. 23(9): 096402    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/23/9/096402

Phase behaviors of binary mixtures composed of banana-shaped and calamitic mesogens

M. Cvetinova, D. Ž. Obadovića, M. Stojanovića, A. Vajdab, K. Fodor-Csorbab, N. Eberb, I. Ristićc
a Department of Physics, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia;
b Wigner Research Center, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary;
c Technological Faculty, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
Abstract  In this work, five mixtures with different concentrations of banana-shaped and calamitic compounds have been prepared and subsequently studied by polarizing optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and X-ray diffraction on non-oriented samples. The phase sequences and molecular parameters of the binary systems are presented.
Keywords:  liquid crystals      mesogens      binary mixtures      phase transitions  
Received:  28 October 2013      Revised:  07 January 2014      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  64.70.M- (Transitions in liquid crystals)  
  42.79.Kr (Display devices, liquid-crystal devices)  
  61.50.Ks (Crystallographic aspects of phase transformations; pressure effects)  
  82.60.Fa (Heat capacities and heats of phase transitions)  
Fund: Project supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia (Grant No. OI171015), the Hungarian Research Fund OTKA K81250, and the SASA-HAS Bilateral Scientific Exchange Project #9.
Corresponding Authors:  M. Cvetinov     E-mail:

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M. Cvetinov, D. Ž. Obadović, M. Stojanović, A. Vajda, K. Fodor-Csorba, N. Eber, I. Ristić Phase behaviors of binary mixtures composed of banana-shaped and calamitic mesogens 2014 Chin. Phys. B 23 096402

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