Anisotropic ultrasound propagation in a smectic-A liquid crystal

K. Miyano*, J. B. Ketterson

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An anisotropic ultrasonic velocity in smectic-A diethyl 4,4-azoxydibenzoate was measured at 2, 5, 12, and 20 MHz. The material was aligned by slowly cooling through the phase transition point in a magnetic field of 12.4 kOe. An accuracy of 0.08% in the relative velocity was provided by the phase-matching technique, and three elastic constants were calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1050
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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