Publication Title

Physical Review E

Publication Date

11-20-2012

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.86.051704

Keywords

Cells

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

The simple nematic mesogen 5CB was doped with milled BaTiO3 nanoparticles and was investigated with x-ray scattering. Doping with BaTiO3 nanoparticles of 9 nm in diameter led to the formation of crystallites. These crystallites precipitated and formed a waxlike nanodispersion of 5CB and nanoparticles, which led to intense x-ray scattering signals characteristic of a multilayer structure. Surprisingly, the multilayers possess unusual interlayer spacing, which cannot be explained by simple smectic order of the calamitic molecules.

Comments

Copyright 2012 American Physical Society. Available on publisher's site at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.86.051704.


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