Paramagnetic nematic liquid crystals

Authors

  • Dr. Mercedes Marcos,

    1. Química Orgánica, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales, de Aragón Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza-C. S. I. C, E-50009-Zaragoza (Spain)
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  • Dr. José-Luis Serrano

    1. Química Orgánica, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales, de Aragón Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza-C. S. I. C, E-50009-Zaragoza (Spain)
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Abstract

Research News: Orientation of nematic liquid crystals (LCs) in a magnetic field can be achieved if a paramagnetic unit is incorporated into the system. Recently vanadyl and copper based paramagnetic LCs have been developed which show promise in the magnetic characterization of LCs. The paramagnetic complexes can be added to the sample of interest and the whole studied using NMR or ESR.

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