Interlayer molecular exchange in an anticlinically ordered chiral liquid crystal

The interlayer molecular exchange has been determined in the antiferroelectric smectic-C(*)(A) phase of alphad(2) deuterated 4-(1-methylheptyloxycarbonyl)phenyl4(')-octyloxybiphenyl-4-carboxylat e via quadrupolar deuteron NMR self-diffusion in the spatially varying electric field gradient produced by the anticlinic smectic layer structure. The interlayer… CONTINUE READING