A mean field model near the NAC point in liquid crystals
In this study we obtain the phase line equations for the nematic-smectic A (NA), smectic A-smectic C (AC) and nematic-smectic C (NC) transitions using a mean field model. We fit these phase line equations to the experimental phase diagram near the Nenatic-smectic A-smectic C (NAC) point. Our calculated phase diagram agrees well with the experimental. © 2002 THE PHYSICAL SOCIETY OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA.