Faraday Rotation in Discotic Liquid Crystals by Long-Range Electron Movement

  title={Faraday Rotation in Discotic Liquid Crystals by Long-Range Electron Movement},
  author={Rick Vleugels and Joost Steverlynck and Ward Brullot and Guy Koeckelberghs and Thierry Verbiest},
  journal={The Journal of Physical Chemistry C},
Faraday rotation (FR), a magneto-optic (MO) property of a material, is the rotation of the plane of polarization of light by a magnetic field in the direction of the propagation of the light. Being able to use this effect for measuring very small magnetic fields requires efficient Faraday-active materials, which combine high activity with low losses of light intensity. In search of such materials, we examined the FR of a room temperature discotic liquid crystal. When homeotropically aligned, a… 
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