Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.540, 12-19, 2011
Analysis of the Specific Heat in the Supercooled Solid Phase of Liquid Crystals
The specific heat Cp is analyzed using the experimental data at various temperatures in the solid phase of cholesteryl myristate according to a power-law formula for the rapidly and slowly cooled solid in the stability limit. We also analyze the temperature dependence of the Cp using the experimental data for the supercooled solid phase of p-azoxyanisole in the stability limit and the stability temperatures are determined for both cholesteryl myristate and p-azoxyanisole. Our results show that the method of analysis given here is adequate to describe the observed behaviour of the Cp at low temperatures in the solid phase.