Nematic order and nuclear magnetic relaxation in PCH-3 liquid crystal

K. W. Lee, C. H. Lee, S. H. Yang, J. K. Cha, C. E. Lee, J. Kim

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Proton NMR was employed to study the nematic phases upon heating and upon cooling in PCH-3 (trans-4 (4-propylcyclohexy) benzonitrile). Our systematic measurements of the nematic order parameter and spin relaxations reveal the microscopic nature of the thermal hysteresis in this relatively low molecular weight nematic liquid crystalline material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-533
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec


  • 61.30.Gd
  • 64.70.Md
  • Liquid crystal
  • Nematic order parameter
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • PCH-3
  • Thermal hysteresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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