Accession Number : AD0785899

Title :   Brillouin Scattering of Light in a Cholesteric Liquid Crystal.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Wang,C. H. ; Huang,Y. Y.

Report Date : 17 SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Brillouin scattering was used to study the hypersonic properties of cholesteryl palmitate in the liquid crystal-liquid phase transition region. Contrary to the results of similar measurements by Durand and Rao, no anomalous change in either the velocity or the attenuation of the hypersonic waves was observed at the transition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Liquid crystals, *Cholesterol, *Acoustic properties, Phase transformations, Acoustic attenuation, Acoustic velocity, Brillouin zones, Light scattering

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE