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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 201972, 5 pages
Temperature Dependence of the Tilt Angle for the Smectic A-Smectic Transition in a Mixture of C7-70PDOB Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals near the Tricritical Point
1Department of Physics, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, 17100 Canakkale, Turkey
2Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey
Received 12 June 2012; Accepted 12 September 2012
Academic Editor: Durga Ojha
Copyright © 2012 Mustafa Kurt and Hamit Yurtseven. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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