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Smectic A1 — Smectic Ad Transition in Binary Mixtures of Compounds with Strongly Polar Terminal Groups

Bahr, Ch.; Heppke, G.; Shashidhar, R.

On the basis of high pressure studies we present here the evidence for the existence of a smectic A, — smectic Aj transition at high pressure in a binary liquid crystal mixture consisting of terminally polar compounds. A feature of this observation is that both the constituent compounds are three phenyl ring systems wherein the bridging dipoles are disposed additive with respect to the polar end group.
Published in: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A, 10.1515/zna-1985-1220, De Gruyter