Accession Number:

AD0785281

Title:

The Measurement of Orientational Order in Cholesteric Liquid Crystals.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The relationship between a second rank tensor anisotropy and the orientational order in a cholesteric liquid crystal is derived. Experimental results on a mixture of cholesteryl chloride and p-azoxyanisole confirm this relationship and also provide an explanation of the dipolar NMR lineshape of a sample in the cholesteric phase. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE