@article {2930,
title = {ORIENTATIONAL ORDER IN SIMPLE DIPOLAR FLUIDS - DENSITY-FUNCTIONAL THEORY AND ABSOLUTE-STABILITY CONDITIONS},
journal = {Physical Review E},
volume = {47},
number = {1},
year = {1993},
note = {ISI Document Delivery No.: KY134Times Cited: 59Cited Reference Count: 29},
month = {Jan},
pages = {506-512},
type = {Article},
abstract = {The formation of ferroelectric liquid crystals by simple dipolar models is investigated using density-functional theory and absolute-stability analysis. It is emphasized that for such systems well defined results can only be found by specifying exactly how the long-range dipolar interactions are treated. Explicit formal expressions are derived for mean-reaction-field boundary conditions and these are combined with integral-equation approximations in order to obtain numerical results for fluids of dipolar hard and soft spheres. The calculations predict isotropic-to-ferroelectric-nematic transitions in qualitative agreement with computer simulations. The quantitative agreement, however, is rather poor.},
keywords = {COMPUTER-SIMULATION, ELECTROSTATIC SYSTEMS, equation, HARD-SPHERES, INVARIANT EXPANSION, MEAN SPHERICAL MODEL, ORNSTEIN-ZERNIKE, PERIODIC BOUNDARY-CONDITIONS, POLAR SYSTEMS, TRANSITION},
isbn = {1063-651X},
url = {://A1993KY13400062},
author = {Wei, D. Q. and Patey, G. N. and Perera, A.}
}