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Physical Review Letters
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Consolute critical point for two smectic-A phases

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Abstract

This paper describes the first example of a consolute critical point associated with phase separation in a binary system of smectic liquid crystals. In particular, a homogeneous smectic-A mixture of a polar compound with an aliphatic tail and a nonpolar compound with a perfluoroalkyl tail separates on cooling into two coexisting smectic-A phases with different compositions. The characteristics of this system make it unique for the future investigation of the kinetics of spinodal decomposition in an anisotropic medium. © 1990 The American Physical Society.

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26 Nov 1990

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Physical Review Letters

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