Elastic constants of Gay-Berne discotic nematic liquid crystal

J Stelzer, M A Bates, L Longa, G R Luckhurst

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We have used a direct correlation function approach to evaluate the elastic constants for the Gay-Berne discotic nematic phase from microscopic data, obtained from constabt pressure Monte Carlo simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications
PublisherSociety Of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780819427595
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings Of The Society Of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
PublisherSociety Of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
ISSN (Print)0361-0748


  • correlation function
  • elastic constants
  • Monte Carlo simulation

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