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Approach To A Second-Order Nematic-Isotropic Phase Transition In A Lyotropic Liquid Crystal, Charles Rosenblatt, Satyendra Kumar, J. D. Litster Feb 1984

Approach To A Second-Order Nematic-Isotropic Phase Transition In A Lyotropic Liquid Crystal, Charles Rosenblatt, Satyendra Kumar, J. D. Litster

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We report on the results of a magnetic birefringence study of the nematic-isotropic transition in the lyotropic liquid crystal cesium perfluoro-octanoate in water. The transition is weakly first order at TK with mean-field divergences and a virtual second-order transition temperature that can be within 20 mK of TK.