The Effect of Magnetcic Field on the Phase Transition of Swollen Liquid Crystal Elastomers
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- Magnetic field, swollen liquid crystal elastomers, Flory-Huggins and Maier-Saupe models, free energy, order parameter, numerical integration
The effect of magnetic fields on the swelling of liquid crystal elastomers (LCE) dissolved in liquid crystal (LC) solvent have been studied. The Flory-Huggins model used to calculate the free energy of an isotropic mixing and the Maier-Saupe model used to calculate the free energy of a nematic mixing. Numerical integration method used to calculate the order parameter and the total free energy of system (consists of : nematic free energy, elastic free energy, isotropic mixing free energy and magnetic free energy) and the calculation results graphed as a function of temperatures for various magnetic fields and as function of magnetic fields for various of temperatures. We find that the magnetic field shifts the transition points towards higher temperatures, increases the energy transition, and induces an isotropic phase to paranematic phase.
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TY - CONF AU - Warsono Warsono AU - Pekik Nurwantoro AU - Kamsul Abraha PY - 2014/09 DA - 2014/09 TI - The Effect of Magnetcic Field on the Phase Transition of Swollen Liquid Crystal Elastomers BT - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Physics and its Applications PB - Atlantis Press SP - 188 EP - 194 SN - 2352-541X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icopia-14.2015.37 DO - 10.2991/icopia-14.2015.37 ID - Warsono2014/09 ER -