Magnetic Resonance of Chiral and Achiral Smectics

  • R. Blinc
  • M. Luzar
  • J. Seliger
  • M. Vilfan
  • V. Rutar
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 11)


A review is presented of the results of the Ljubljana group in studying the problem of local orientational ordering in the smectic phases of chiral DOBAMBC, chiral TBACA and achiral TBBA and IBPBAC as well as (C10H21NH3)2CdCl4, the hydrocarbon part of which represents a smectic lipid bilayer exhibiting two structural phase transitions in analogy to biomembranes. A Landau theory describing the melting of bilayer membranes in terms of order parameters used in the theory of liquid crystals has been constructed to explain the obtained results.


Entropy Anisotropy Hydrocarbon Hexagonal Aniline 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    R.J. Meyer and W.L. McMillan: Phys. Rev. A9, 889 (1974);ADSGoogle Scholar
  2. 1a.
    R.J. Meyer, Phys. Rev. A12, 1066 (1975)ADSGoogle Scholar
  3. 2.
    R.G. Priest: J. Chem. Phys. 65, 408(1976)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 3.
    R.B. Meyer, L. Liebert, L. Strzelecki, P. Keller: J. Physique Lett. 36, 69 (1975)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 4.
    D. Chapman: Q. Rev. Biophys. 8, 185 (1975)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 5.
    J. Seliger, V. Žagar, and R. Blinc: Phys. Rev. A17, 1149 (1978);ADSGoogle Scholar
  7. 5.
    R. Blinc, J. Seliger, M. Vilfan, V. Žagar: J. Chem. Phys. 70, 778(1979)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 6.
    A. Pines, M.G. Gibby, J.S. Waugh: J. Chem. Phys. 59, 569(1973)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 7.
    J. Doucet, A. Levelut, M. Lambert: Phys. Rev. Lett. 32, 301 (1974)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 8.
    W.Z. Urbach, J. Billard: C.R. Acad. Sci. (Paris) B274, 1287 (1972)Google Scholar
  11. 9.
    A.J. Leadbetter, R.M. Richardson, J.C. Frost: J. Physique Colloq. 40, C3-125 (1979)Google Scholar
  12. 10.
    A. Pines, J.J. Chang, R.G. Griffin: J. Chem. Phys. 61, 1021 (1974)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 11.
    B.I. Ostrovski, A.Z. Rabinovich, A.S. Sonin, B.A. Strukov, S.A. Taraskin: Ferroelectrics 20, 189 (1978)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 12.
    R. Blinc, M.I. Burgar, V. Rutar, B. Žekž, R. Kind, H. Arend, G. Chapuis: Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 1679 (1979)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Blinc
    • 1
  • M. Luzar
    • 1
  • J. Seliger
    • 1
  • M. Vilfan
    • 1
  • V. Rutar
    • 1
  1. 1.J. Stefan InstituteE. Kardelj University of LjubljanaLjubljanaYugoslavia

Personalised recommendations