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dc.creatorRodríguez Ponce, Inmaculadaes
dc.creatorRomero Enrique, José Manueles
dc.creatorRull Fernández, Luis Felipees
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-04T09:39:23Z
dc.date.available2016-04-04T09:39:23Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationRodríguez Ponce, I., Romero Enrique, J.M. y Rull Fernández, L.F. (2005). Density functional theory study of the nematic-isotropic transition in an hybrid cel. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 122 (1), 014903.
dc.identifier.issn1089-7690es
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11441/39399
dc.description.abstractWe have employed the density functional theory formalism to investigate the nematic–isotropic capillary transitions of a nematogen confined by walls that favor antagonist orientations to the liquid crystal molecules ~hybrid cell!. We analyze the behavior of the capillary transition as a function of the fluid–substrate interactions and the pore width. In addition to the usual capillary transition between isotropiclike to nematiclike states, we find that this transition can be suppressed when one substrate is wet by the isotropic phase and the other by the nematic phase. Under this condition the system presents interfacelike states which allow us to continuously transform the nematiclike phase to the isotropiclike phase without undergoing a sharp phase transition. Two different mechanisms for the disappearance of the capillary transition are identified. When the director of the nematiclike state is homogeneously planar-anchored with respect to the substrates, the capillary transition ends up in a critical point. This scenario is analogous to the observed in Ising models when confined in slit pores with opposing surface fields which have critical wetting transitions. When the nematiclike state has a linearly distorted director field, the capillary transition continuously transforms in a transition between two nematiclike stateses
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dc.relation.ispartofThe Journal of Chemical Physics, 122 (1), 014903.
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dc.titleDensity functional theory study of the nematic-isotropic transition in an hybrid celes
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dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Física Atómica, Molecular y Nucleares
dc.relation.publisherversion10.1063/1.1829041es
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1829041es
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.1829041es
dc.journaltitleThe Journal of Chemical Physicses
dc.publication.volumen122es
dc.publication.issue1es
dc.publication.initialPage014903es
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dc.identifier.idushttps://idus.us.es/xmlui/handle/11441/39399

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