Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 30, Issue 8, pp 677–681 | Cite as

Polarization-luminescence studies of the structure and molecular dynamics of smectic and nematic mesophases

  • E. V. Gordeev
  • V. K. Dolganov
  • S. P. Krylova
  • B. M. Bolotin
Optics and Spectroscopy


The liquid crystal 50B7A in the smectic A and nematic phases was studied by the method of polarization luminescence. The order parameters P2 and P4 were determined from the experimental values of the luminescence spectrum both neglecting and taking into account relaxation processes in the liquid crystal. The orientational distribution function of the molecules in the ground and excited states are constructed. The orientational relaxation time (∿10−9 sec for the nematic and smectic A phases) is calculated. The results obtained are compared with calculation of the rotational relaxation time determined from the coefficient of diffusion for the related compound EBBA.


Relaxation Time Excited State Molecular Dynamic Liquid Crystal Relaxation Process 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. V. Gordeev
    • 1
  • V. K. Dolganov
    • 1
  • S. P. Krylova
    • 1
  • B. M. Bolotin
    • 1
  1. 1.Tambov Pedagogical InstituteUSSR

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