Optical studies of the nematic phase of an oxazole-derived bent-core liquid crystal

J. A. Olivares, S. Stojadinovic, T. Dingemans, S. Sprunt, A. Jákli

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Abstract

The optical and dynamic light scattering properties of the nematic phase of an oxazole-derived bent-core liquid crystal were investigated. Homogeneously aligned samples of the material were found to behave like a conventional straight-core nematic. The nematic refractive indices of the oxazole compound was also observed. The light scattering data revealed evidence of weak biaxial fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041704
Pages (from-to)417041-417046
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume68
Issue number4 1
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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