Incoherent quasielastic neutron scattering study of molecular dynamics of 4-n-octyl-4'-cyanobiphenyl

Ronan Lefort*, Denis Morineau, Régis Guégan, Claude Ecolivet, Mohammed Guendouz, Jean Marc Zanotti, Bernhard Frick

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We report incoherent quasielastic neutron scattering experiments on the thermotropic liquid crystal 4-n-octyl-4'-cyanobiphenyl. The combination of time-of-flight and backscattering data allows analysis of the intermediate scattering function over about three decades of relaxation times. Translational diffusion and uniaxial molecular rotations are clearly identified as the major relaxation processes in, respectively, the nanosecond and picosecond time scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2993-2999
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 12
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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