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NMR of solutes in nematic and smectic A liquid crystals: the anisotropic intermolecular potential

TitleNMR of solutes in nematic and smectic A liquid crystals: the anisotropic intermolecular potential
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsE. Burnell, E, Dong, RY, Weber, ACJ, Yethiraj, A
JournalMAGNETIC RESONANCE IN CHEMISTRY
Volume52
Pagination570-580
Date PublishedOCT
ISSN0749-1581
Abstract

Orientational order parameters determined from H-1 NMR spectroscopy of solutes in liquid crystals that form both nematic and smectic A phases are used to determine the solute smectic A order parameters and the smectic-nematic coupling term. For the analysis, it is necessary to know the nematic part of the potential in the smectic A phase: various ways of extrapolating parameters from the nematic phase to the smectic phase are explored. Copyright (c) 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI10.1002/mrc.4113