María Rosario de la Fuente

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Broadband dielectric spectroscopy (10(3) to 1.8 × 10(9) Hz) and specific heat measurements have been performed on the odd nonsymmetric liquid crystal dimer α-(4-cyanobiphenyl-4'-oxy)-ω-(1-pyreniminebenzylidene-4'-oxy)undecane (CBO11O·Py), as a function of temperature. The mesogenic behavior is restricted to a nematic mesophase which can be supercooled down(More)
Broadband dielectric spectroscopy (10(2)-1.9 x 10(9) Hz) and specific heat measurements have been performed on nonyloxycyanobiphenyl (9OCB) in the isotropic (I), nematic (N), and smectic A (SmA) phases confined to 200 nm diameter parallel cylindrical pores of Anopore membranes. Untreated and HTBA-treated membranes have been found to obtain axial and radial(More)
Broadband dielectric spectroscopy (10(3) Hz-1.8 × 10(9) Hz) has been performed on the odd nonsymmetric liquid crystal dimers of the series α-(4-cyanobiphenyl-4'-oxy)-ω-(1-pyreniminebenzylidene-4'-oxy) alkanes (CBOnO.Py) with n ranging from 3 to 11, as a function of temperature. A previous thermal behavior study through heat capacity measurements has been(More)
Broadband dielectric spectroscopy (10(2) Hz to 1.9 x 10(9) Hz) and specific heat measurements have been performed on the odd-symmetric dimer alpha,omega-bis[(4-cyanobiphenyl)-4'-yloxy]undecane (BCB.O11) in the isotropic (I) and nematic (N) phases confined to 200 nm diameter parallel cylindrical pores of Anopore membranes. Unlike previous studies on liquid(More)
Broadband dielectric spectroscopy spanning frequencies from 10(-2) to 1.9 × 10(9) Hz has been used to study the molecular orientational dynamics of the glass-forming liquid crystal 1",7"-bis (4-cyanobiphenyl-4'-yl)heptane (CB7CB) over a wide temperature range of the twist-bend nematic phase. In such a mesophase two different relaxation processes have been(More)
Measurements of the specific heat and the static dielectric permittivity of heptyloxycyanobiphenyl (7OCB) confined to the 0.2 microm diameter parallel cylindrical pores of Anopore membranes in the isotropic phase and nematic mesophase, are presented. A comparison between the bulk and the confined 7OCB in treated and untreated pore wall surfaces using a(More)
We report an experimental study on confined systems formed by butyloxybenzylidene octylaniline liquid crystal (4O.8) + γ-alumina nanoparticles. The effects of the confinement in the thermal and dielectric properties of the liquid crystal under different densities of nanoparticles is analyzed by means of high resolution Modulated Differential Scanning(More)
This paper reports a novel liquid crystal phase having the characteristics of a twist-bend nematic phase formed by a non-symmetric ether-linked liquid crystal dimer. The dimer 1''-(2',4-difluorobiphenyl-4'-yloxy)-9''-(4-cyanobiphenyl-4'-yloxy) nonane (FFO9OCB) exhibits two liquid-crystalline phases on cooling at a sufficiently high rate from the isotropic(More)
In this work, a study of the nematic (N)-isotropic (I) phase transition has been made in a series of odd non-symmetric liquid crystal dimers, the α-(4-cyanobiphenyl-4'-yloxy)-ω-(1-pyrenimine-benzylidene-4'-oxy) alkanes, by means of accurate calorimetric and dielectric measurements. These materials are potential candidates to present the elusive biaxial(More)
A complete thermodynamic analysis on four two-component phase diagrams between liquid crystals belonging to the nCB and nOCB series of compounds, the so-called cyanobiphenyls, has been performed through the Oonk's equal Gibbs energy method. The binary systems dealt with in this paper show as a common feature the existence of a tricritical point at the(More)