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

Personal Author(s) : Collings,Peter J. ; Goss,Susan I. ; McColl,James R.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 16

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)

Descriptors :   *Liquid crystals, *Cholesterol, Spectra, Microstructure, Tensors, Spectrum analysis, Nuclear magnetic resonance, Anisotropy

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE