Pretransitional behavior above the nematic-isotropic phase transition of an auxetic trimer liquid crystal

DS Kang
MP Mahajan
SY Zhang
RG Petschek

Abstract

Static Light scattering and electric field-induced Kerr measurements were performed above the nematic-isotropic phase transition of a terminal-lateral-lateral-terminal negative Poisson ratio trimer. Far both measurements the inverse susceptibility was observed to be nearly linear with temperature, a result inconsistent with our previously reported Kerr data [Phys. Rev. E 58, 2041 (1998)]. [S1063-651X(99)11010-9].