Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.625, No.1, 117-125, 2016
Investigation of thermo-electro-optic properties of some mixed nematic liquid crystals
The 6CB/8CB/8OCB liquid crystal mixture has been studied by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), polarised optic microscopy (POM), Semiconductor Characterization System, and Ultra-violet spectrophotometry (UV). DSC and POM results indicate that the 6CB/8CB/8OCB mixture exhibits liquid crystalline properties. The capacitance-voltage and conductance-voltage measurements were performed in the frequency range of 200-500kHz and in the temperature range of 30oC-50oC. The 6CB/8CB/8OCB mixture showed an extremely large positive dielectric anisotropy. The molar absorptivity epsilon for the 6CB/8CB/8OCB mixture was calculated and found to be higher than the absorptivity values of the binary mixtures due to the alkyl chain length with H-aggregation.