Determination of Orientational Order in Bilayer Systems Using Moments of Deuterium Magnetic Resonance Spectra

  • M. Bloom
  • J. H. Davis
  • F. W. Dahlquist
Conference paper


The relationship between the moments of deuterium magnetic resonance spectra and moments of the orientational order parameter distribution for C-D bonds in bilayer systems is developed. The results are applied to the study of the flexibility gradient of hydrocarbon chains in model bilayer systems.


Hydrocarbon Chain Orientational Order Liquid Crystal Phase Bilayer System Orientational Order Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bloom
    • 1
  • J. H. Davis
    • 1
  • F. W. Dahlquist
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Molecular BiologyUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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