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Investigation of AFLCs using Fabry-Perot etalon
Author(s): Sureshchandra J. Gupta; Rita Amar-Gharde; Anand Tripathi
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Paper Abstract

The spectroscopic technique using the Fabry-Perot [FPSS] etalon coupled with a spectrometer has been used to determine the mesophase transition temperatures of the samples (1) MHPB(H)PBC (2) MHPB(Cl)PBC. Earlier FPSS work on the sample MHPOBC(R) is also substantiated here with results from Differential Scanning Calorimetery [DSC] and Polarization Microscopy Studies [PMS]. A comparison of the results obtained with those of DSC clearly indicates the success of the FPSS technique in determining the transition temperatures of the above samples belonging to the FLCs and AFLCs groups. The photographs of the textures using PMS also support the above results. This novel technique has led to the detection of new mesophase transitions in addition to those reported by DSC and PMS. These new findings are also corroborated by the analysis of the thermal runs using DSC and the textures from PMS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4759, XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, (27 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472136
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Sureshchandra J. Gupta, Univ. of Mumbai (India)
Rita Amar-Gharde, Univ. of Mumbai (India)
Anand Tripathi, Univ. of Mumbai (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4759:
XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications

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