Electric Field Effects Near Critical Points [chapter]

Akira Onuki
Nonlinear Dielectric Phenomena in Complex Liquids  
We present a general Ginzburg-Landau theory of electrostatic interactions and electric field effects for the order parameter, the polarization, and the charge density. Electric field effects are then investigated in near-critical fluids and liquid crystals. Some new results are given on the liquid-liquid phase transition in polar binary mixtures with a small fraction of ions and the deformation of the liquid crystal order around a charged particle.
doi:10.1007/1-4020-2704-4_12 fatcat:tttn5b4h3vdxpcukqy4hxvwreq