2.4. Optical Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals

  1. Prof. D. Demus1,
  2. Prof. J. Goodby2,
  3. Prof. G. W. Gray3,
  4. Prof. H.-W. Spiess4 and
  5. Dr. V. Vill5
  1. Gerhard Pelzl

Published Online: 6 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619276.ch3eb

Handbook of Liquid Crystals Set

Handbook of Liquid Crystals Set

How to Cite

Demus, D., Goodby, J., Gray, G. W., Spiess, H.-W. and Vill, V. (2008) Optical Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals, in Handbook of Liquid Crystals Set, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619276.ch3eb

Author Information

  1. 1

    Veilchenweg 23, 06118 Halle, Germany

  2. 2

    School of Chemistry, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, U.K.

  3. 3

    Merck Ltd., Liquid Crystals, Merck House, Poole BH15 1TD, U.K.

  4. 4

    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany

  5. 5

    Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 FEB 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527295029

Online ISBN: 9783527619276

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Keywords:

  • striking anisotropic;
  • nematic liquid crystals;
  • optical anisotropy;
  • birefringence;
  • azoxybenzene

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Experimental Methods

  • Temperature Dependence of Birefringence and Refractive Indices

  • Dispersion of ne, no and δn

  • Refractive Indices of Mixtures

  • Birefringence in Homologous Series

  • Determination of Molecular Polarizability Anisotropy and Orientational Order from Birefringence Data

  • Relationships between Birefringence and Molecular Structure