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1992

Gregory A. DiLisi

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Bend Elastic-Modulus Of A Bent And Straight Dimeric Liquid-Crystal, Gregory A. Dilisi Apr 1992

Bend Elastic-Modulus Of A Bent And Straight Dimeric Liquid-Crystal, Gregory A. Dilisi

Gregory A. DiLisi

Light scattering measurements in the nematic phase are reported for two dimers based upon the monomer 4,4'-dipentyloxyphenylbenzoate. One dimer has an even number of methylene units in the spacer and, in consequence, is approximately straight in the all-trans conformation. The other dimer has one less methylene unit in the spacer and is, therefore, bent at the spacer group. We find that the ratio of the twist to splay elastic modulus is nearly the same for both species, but that the ratio of the bend to splay modulus is considerably smaller in the bent dimer.


Viscoelastic Properties Of A Liquid-Crystalline Monomer And Its Dimer, Gregory A. Dilisi, Charles Rosenblatt, Anselm C. Griffin, Uma Hari Mar 1992

Viscoelastic Properties Of A Liquid-Crystalline Monomer And Its Dimer, Gregory A. Dilisi, Charles Rosenblatt, Anselm C. Griffin, Uma Hari

Gregory A. DiLisi

Quasielastic-light-scattering measurements are reported for a dialkoxyphenylbenzoate monomer and its dimer in their respective nematic phases. The splay and twist elastic moduli of the dimer are found to be nearly independent of molecular length. The dimer's bend modulus, however, shows an anomalous increase with decreasing temperature well below the nematic-isotropic phase transition. Monomer viscosities are consistent with typical literature values, although y, /g, pf y and gb,„d seem to be larger than expected for the dimer, where y& is the twist viscosity. The results are discussed in terms of viscoelastic properties of semiflexible rods. The elastic properties in ...


Anchoring Strength Coefficient Of A Monomer And Its Dimer At A Polymer-Coated Interface, Gregory A. Dilisi, Charles Rosenblatt, Robert B. Akins, Anselm Griffin, Uma Hari Dec 1991

Anchoring Strength Coefficient Of A Monomer And Its Dimer At A Polymer-Coated Interface, Gregory A. Dilisi, Charles Rosenblatt, Robert B. Akins, Anselm Griffin, Uma Hari

Gregory A. DiLisi

The dialkoxyphenylbenzoate monomer ‘5005’ (C5H11OC6H4COOC6H4OC5H11) and its dimer were aligned parallel to a buffed polyimide-coated glass substrate. A magnetically induced Freedericksz transition in both thick and thin cells was used in conjunction with a capacitance technique to determine the anchoring strength coefficient Was a function of temperature in the nematic phase. It was found that for both monomer and dimer, Wincreases with decreasing temperature. The anchoring coefficient for the dimer, however, was found to be an order of magnitude larger than for the monomer at comparable reduced temperatures. The splay elastic moduli were also determined for both species, and found ...