In this work an attempt is made to compare and rationalise the structural and dynamic behaviour of some ferroelectric rod-like mesogens studied by our group in recent years, mainly by means of 2H- and 13C-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. This comparison concerning the local orientational order, the average molecular conformation and the chiral smectic C (SmC*) phase structure, with a brief overview on the reorientational dynamic properties, allowed us to identify some common behaviour of these ferroelectric rod-like mesogens when decreasing the temperature from lower ordered phases to and within the SmC* phase. The main results obtained by means of NMR studies on these mesogens are rationalised and discussed in comparison with detailed discrete Fourier transform computations of their molecular conformations (in the limit of isolated molecules) with the purpose of enlightening the role of intermolecular and packing interactions in the ferroelectric phase with respect to the smectic A and nematic phases

NMR studies of the ferroelectric SmC* phase

DOMENICI, VALENTINA;VERACINI, CARLO ALBERTO;
2010

Abstract

In this work an attempt is made to compare and rationalise the structural and dynamic behaviour of some ferroelectric rod-like mesogens studied by our group in recent years, mainly by means of 2H- and 13C-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. This comparison concerning the local orientational order, the average molecular conformation and the chiral smectic C (SmC*) phase structure, with a brief overview on the reorientational dynamic properties, allowed us to identify some common behaviour of these ferroelectric rod-like mesogens when decreasing the temperature from lower ordered phases to and within the SmC* phase. The main results obtained by means of NMR studies on these mesogens are rationalised and discussed in comparison with detailed discrete Fourier transform computations of their molecular conformations (in the limit of isolated molecules) with the purpose of enlightening the role of intermolecular and packing interactions in the ferroelectric phase with respect to the smectic A and nematic phases
Cifelli, M; Domenici, Valentina; Veracini, CARLO ALBERTO; Marini, A.
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