Nematic order parameter as determined from dielectric relaxation data and other methods

@inproceedings{Urban2003NematicOP,
  title={Nematic order parameter as determined from dielectric relaxation data and other methods},
  author={Stanisław Urban and Bo Gestblom and William A. Kuczynski and Sebastian Pawlus and Albert Wuerflinger},
  year={2003}
}
The nematic order parameter S = 〈P2(cosθ)〉 was calculated from the dielectric relaxation time characterizing the molecular rotation around the short axes using formulae derived by Coffey et al. (W. T. Coffey, Yu. P. Kalmykov and J. P. Waldron, Liq. Cryst., 1995, 18, 677; W. T. Coffey, D. S. F. Crothers, Yu. P. Kalmykov and J. P. Waldron, Physica A, 1995, 213, 551; Yu. P. Kalmykov and W. T. Coffey, Liq. Cryst., 1998, 25, 329). In order to test the approximations on which the theory is based (rod… CONTINUE READING