Director fluctuations in a nematic liquid crystal probed using ALC spectroscopy

Brendon W Lovett, J S Stiessberger, S J Blundell, T Jestädt, Arzhang Ardavan, I M Marshall, F L Pratt, I D Reid

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Abstract

We have investigated the molecular dynamics in the nematic liquid crystal 5CB using the ALC mu SR technique. Our measurements are consistent with a change in the amplitude of director fluctuations at the nematic-isotropic transition and we develop a model to describe this. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-615
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume289-290
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000

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