The orientational behaviour of mesogenic chromophores in side-chain liquid crystalline polysiloxane subject to an external electric field was investigated by the measurement of second harmonic generation (SHG). The rise and decay rates of the electric-field-induced SHG intensity in the crystalline state were found to be slower than those in the amorphous state; furthermore, the SHG intensity in the crystalline state was found to be weaker than that in the amorphous state. Analysis of the rise and decay rates of the electric-field-induced SHG intensity suggested that the mesogenic chromophores in the amorphous state move independently with other mesogenic chromophores and with the siloxane backbone, whereas those in the crystalline state move cooperatively with them
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Orientational dynamics in the crystalline and amorphous states of side-chain liquid crystalline polysiloxane probed by second harmonic generation / Makoto Hasegawaa, Nobukatsu Nemotob, Yu Nagaseb, Yasuo Shirai, Tomiki Ikeda, Jiro Abe // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 219–225.