Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Physics

Monte Carlo Simulation of the Nematic-Isotropic Phase Transition of Liquid Crystals under Magnetic Field

Authors
M. Warsono, Yusril Yusuf, Pekik Nurwantoro, Kamsul Abraha
Corresponding Author
M. Warsono
Available Online October 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icp-14.2014.11How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Monte Carlo simulation, spin lattice model, Lebwohl-Lasher model, liquid crystal, nematic-isotropic phase transition, magnetic field.
Abstract
The effect of magnetic field on the nematic-isotropic phase transition of liquid crystal was studied by Monte Carlo simulation. The classical spin lattice model was used to describe the liquid crystal systems and the Lebwohl-Lasher potential model. We calculate the energy per spin, the orientational order parameter, and specific heat of subtances and then study their phase diagrams as a function of temperature for various magnetic fields and as a function of magnetic field for various temperatures. In the absence of magnetic field, the nematic-isotropic phase transition is a weak first order transition. If the magnetic field is increased, then the minimum value of the spin energy will drop, the minimum value of the order parameter will increase, and the peak value of the specific heat is going down. We find that the magnetic field shifts the nematic-isotropic phase transition and induces an isotropic phase into a paranematic phase.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Physics 2014 (ICP-14)
Part of series
Advances in Physics Research
Publication Date
October 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-38-7
ISSN
2352-541X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icp-14.2014.11How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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