Dipole Strength Effects on the Polymorphism in Smectic-A Mesophases
R. Berardi, S. Orlandi, D. J. Photinos, A. G. Vanakaras and C. Zannoni, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 4(5), 770 (2002).
Abstract: We study the effect of molecular dipole strength on the polymorphism of smectic A liquid crystals using computer simulations and density functional theory. We find, for a system of polar Gay-Berne particles with an off-centre axial dipole, a change in molecular organisation from non-interdigitated to interdigitated (S-Ad) structure.