Thermal hysteresis in the nematic order of a PCH-3 liquid crystal

Cheol Eui Lee, S. H. Yang

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Abstract

Thermal hysteresis was observed, upon heating and cooling, in our proton nuclear magnetic resonance studies of the nematic phases in PCH-3 [trans-4 (4-propylcyclohexy) benzonitrile]. The microscopic nature of the hysteresis in this liquid crystalline material was revealed by our systematic measurements of the nematic order parameter and the spin-lattice relaxation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Volume33
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1

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