Effect of Translational Diffusion on NMR Spectra of Confined Liquid Crystals

  • S. Kralj
  • M. Vilfan
  • S. Žumer
Conference paper


Deuterium NMR absorption spectra of a nematic liquid crystal confined in spherical and cylindrical cavities with the star-like distribution of nematic directors are studied theoretically. We show the effect of motional narrowing caused by the translational diffusion of nematic molecules. A random jump isotropic diffusion model is used to simulate translational diffusion. From the NMR spectra the information on the magnitude of diffusion and on the liquid crystal structure is obtained.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Kralj
    • 1
  • M. Vilfan
    • 1
  • S. Žumer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LjubljanaLjubljanaYugoslavia
  2. 2.J.Stefan Institute and Physics DepartmentYugoslavia

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