Structure and relaxation processes of an anisotropic molecular fluid confined into 1D nanochannels

R. Lefort, D. Morineau, R. Guégan, A. Moréac, C. Ecolivet, M. Guendouz

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Abstract

Structural order parameters of a smectic liquid crystal confined into the columnar form of porous silicon are studied using neutron scattering and optical spectroscopic techniques. It is shown that both the translational and orientational anisotropic properties of the confined phase strongly couple to the one-dimensional character of the porous silicon matrix. The influence of this confinement induced anisotropic local structure on the molecular reorientations occurring in the picosecond timescale is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-476
Number of pages8
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
Volume87
Issue number3-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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