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      Thermotropic liquid crystals; disc-like molecules; benzene-hexa-n-alkanoates; x-ray diffraction

    • Abstract

       

      Thermotropic mesomorphism has been observed in pure compounds consisting of simple disc-like molecules, viz., benzene-hexa-n-alkanoates. Thermodynamic, optical and x-ray studies indicate that the mesophase is a highly ordered lamellar type of liquid crystal. Based on the x-ray data, a structure is proposed in which the discs are stacked one on top of the other in columns that constitute a hexagonal arrangement, but the spacing between the discs in each column is irregular. Thus the structure has translational periodicity in two dimensions and liquid-like disorder in the third.

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      S Chandrasekhar1 B K Sadashiva1 K A Suresh1

      1. Raman Research Institute, Bangalore - 560 006
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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