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Title: Effect of skewed cybotactic structure on the dielectric constants and conductivities of some binary mixtures exhibiting the nematic phase
Authors: Srikanta, B.S.
Madhusudana, N.V.
Issue Date: Dec-1983
Publisher: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
Citation: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 1983, Vol.103, p111-125
Abstract: 2-cyano-4-heptylphenyl-4'-pentyl-4-biphenyl carboxylate (7P(2CN)5BC), a nematogen with a cyano group making a large angle (sim 60°) with the long axis of the molecule, has a moderately strong negative dielectric anisotropy (b.Deltab.epsi). A mixture of 85 mole per cent of 7P(2CN)5BC with 15% of 4-n-heptyl-4'-cyanobiphenyl (7CB) exhibits a reversal of the dielectric anisotropy b.Deltab.epsi as the temperature is varied, becoming negative at higher temperatures. b.Deltab.epsi of mixtures with higher concentrations of 7CB is positive throughout the nematic range. The conductivity anisotropy b.Delta(s)grave of these systems has been investigated for a range of frequencies from 300 Hz to 30 kHz. In 7P(2CN)5BC, b.Delta(s)grave changes sign becoming negative at higher temperatures for all frequencies investigated. The results are discussed in terms of the temperature variation of the tilt angle of the skewed cybotactic structure of 7P(2CN)5BC.
Description: Restricted Access. Paper presented at the 9th international conference on liquid crystals held at Bangalore in 1982.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/2752
ISSN: 1058-725X
Alternative Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00268948308071043
Copyright: 1983 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) N.V.
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