The existing methods for the determination of the orientational distribution functionf(β) in the nematic liquid crystals using X-rays have been reviewed. A simple Fourier method which givesf(β) in terms of the measured intensity is analysed. Using this distribution function, the accuracy with which the order parameters could be evaluated is discussed and the results show the elegance of the Fourier method used here.
Volume 96, 2022
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