## What is/are Isotropic Nematic Phase?

Isotropic Nematic Phase - We have used Percus-Yevick liquid integral equation theory and classical density functional theory of freezing to study the structure and isotropic-nematic phase transitions in a two-dimensional system of soft ellipses interacting via full Gay-Berne interaction potential.^{[1]}We find the conditions at which the fluid-fluid phase transition is accompanied by the isotropic-nematic phase transition occurring in the solvent component.

^{[2]}Here we study director fields of filamentous fd-viruses in quasi-2D lens-shaped chambers that mimic the shape of tactoids, the nematic droplets that form during isotropic-nematic phase separation.

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