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ZB 10 - Soft Condensed Matter (R. Holyst)

We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!

Publication

Polydispersity and ordered phases in solutions of rodlike macromolecules

Author(s): Bohle, AM and Holyst, R and Vilgis, T
Title: Polydispersity and ordered phases in solutions of rodlike macromolecules
Abstract: We apply density functional theory to study the influence of on the stability of columnar, smectic, and solid ordering the solutions of rodlike macromolecules. For sufficiently large polydispersity (standard deviation sigma > 0.25) a direct nematic-columnar transition is found, while for smaller there is a continuous nematic-smectic and first-order transition. The length distribution of macromolecules neither at the nematic-smectic nor at the nematic-columnar In the binary mixtures the nematic-smectic transition is continuous. Demixing in the smectic phase is preempted by transitions to solid or columnar phases.
Pages: 1396-1399
Journal: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Volume: 76
ID: ISI:A1996TV69300054
Year: 1996
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.1396