A Mössbauer study of the Brownian motion of suspended particles in a nematic liquid crystal: The effect of anchored molecular textures

H. M. Widatallah, Y. F. Hsia, N. Fang, X. M. Lee

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The Brownian motion of suspended particles in EBBA liquid crystal is studied by the Mössbauer technique. Different values are obtained for both the radius of the particles and their mean square displacement in the nematic phase and the isotropic one. This behavior is attributed to anchored molecular textures on the particles' surfaces. The texture thickness is estimated from the Mössbauer data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-330
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 10 1996



  • Brownian motion
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Nematic liquid crystal

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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