TITLE

Polarized infrared spectroscopy and two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy study of molecular structure of ferroelectric liquid crystals with a naphthalene ring

AUTHOR(S)
Nagasaki, Y.; Yoshihara, T.; Ozaki, Y.
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 503 Issue 1, p257
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have investigated molecular orientation and structure of the ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) with a naphthalene ring in the chiral smectic-C (SmC*) phase by using polarized infrared spectroscopy. Two-dimensional (2D) correlation spectroscopy has been applied to analyze the polarization angle dependence of band intensity changes. The 2D correlation analysis has revealed that not only two carbonyl groups but also benzene and naphthalene rings undergo hindered rotation about the molecular long axis. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
5984979

 

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