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Title: Bend and splay elastic constants of a discotic nematic
Authors: Raghunathan, V.A.
Madhusudana, N.V.
Chandrasekhar, S.
Destrade, C.
Keywords: bend elastic constant
splay elastic constant
discotic nematic
dielectric constants
Issue Date: Jul-1987
Publisher: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
Citation: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 1987, Vol.148 , p77- 83
Abstract: We report the dielectric constants and the splay and bend elastic constants of hexan-dodecanoyloxy truxene in the nematic phase, which occurs between two columnar phases. The dielectric anisotropy is positive. The elastic constants are sim10-7 dyne, which is of the same order as for nematics of rod-like molecules. Further, k33 > k11, probably as a consequence of the columnar short range order in the medium.
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ISSN: 1058-725X
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Copyright: 1987 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) N.V.
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