Nano-colloids of Sn2P2S6 in Nematic Liquid Crystal Pentyl-cianobiphenile


Kurochkin O., Atkuri H., Buchnev O., Glushchenko A., Grabar O., Karapinar R., ...More

CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, vol.13, no.3, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5488/cmp.13.33701
  • Title of Journal : CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS

Abstract

It has been shown experimentally that the ferroelectric nano-particles, in common with other molecular additives, shift the clearing temperature, T-c, extending or reducing the two-phase coexistent region and changing the average order parameter of the single-component nematics. An increase of up to 11 degrees C or a smaller decrease of as much as 3 degrees C of T-c, and corresponding changes of the order parameter were observed In all cases the order parameter of the colloid followed the universal temperature behaviour, which is a characteristic of LCs with molecular additives