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A mean field model near the NAC point in liquid crystals
(Physical Soc Republic China, 2002-10)
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 ...
Strategies for the evolution of sex
(American Institute of Physics Inc., 2001-12)
The maintenance of a macroscopic sexual population is addressed. As a scenario, the mechanism of random conversion to sex, in the presence of a constant rate of mutation is examined. This scenario is very closely related ...
Fluctuation theory of the liquid-glass transition
(Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2004)
The glassy state and the character of the liquid-glass transition from undercooled liquid to amorphous solid is one of the biggest challenges of our time. In spite of significant progress we still cannot explain accurately ...