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Forced Rayleigh scattering studies of tracer diffusion in a nematic liquid crystal: The relevance of complementary gratings

  • Author(s): Spiegel, DR
  • Thompson, AL
  • Campbell, WC
  • et al.

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New FRS studies were carried out using the complementary grating model. Data obtained at higher sensitivity confirm the non-Arrhenius behavior reported previously for MR in nematic 5CB. The results highlight the importance of accounting for complementary gratings effects for accurate FRS measurements in liquid-crystal systems.

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