Dielectric studies of a chiral fluorinated organosiloxane liquid crystal

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Abstract

The material (LC#11) we are reporting in this communication is a chiral fluorinated organosiloxane liquid crystal which has a long chain hydrocarbon head and ending with a straight trisiloxane terminus. Polarized optical microscopic studies revealed that the material exhibits SC, SA phases along with a co-existent biphasic region. The material responds to electric field; at low temperature the response is slow. Tilt angle measurements as a function of temperature are carried out using optical extinction method. Low frequency dielectric studies are carried out using Wayne Kerr precision impedance analyzer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume646
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 24 2017

Keywords

  • dielectric studies
  • Organosiloxane liquid crystal
  • response time
  • tilt angle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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