The Merck nematic mixture E49 exhibits a large nematic interval (0-100 C) and a large dielectric anisotropy. Both of these features make E49 interesting for applications and basic physics. Unfortunately, no systematic measurements of the material constants of this mixture and their temperature dependence have been reported in the literature. In this paper we report experimental measurements of the splay and bend elastic constants (K11 and K33) of the ordinary and the extraordinary refractive indices (nort and npar) at the wavelength = 632.8 nm and of the two elastic constants parallel and orthogonal to the director (par and ort) at the frequency = 5 kHz. The temperature dependence of all of these parameters is found in the temperature range 25-99 C. The measurements of the elastic constants are performed using both a dielectric and an optical method simultaneously on the same nematic sample. The results obtained using the two methods are in a satisfactory agreement between them within the estimated experimental uncertainty. The ordinary and the extraordinary indices are measured using the prism method.
|Autori:||Faetti S; Cocciaro B|
|Titolo:||Elastic, dielectric and optical constants of the nematic mixture E49|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/02678290902736903|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|