Physical Review E
Angle Neutron Scattering, Phase Transitions, Surfactant, Flow
Small angle neutron scattering was used to investigate the orientational ordering of a lyotropic mixture of cesium-perAuoro-octanoate (CsPFO) in water under simple Couette and oscillatory shear. The discotic-hquid-crytstal micelles were found to orient mostly parallel to the moving shear cell walls (i.e., vertically). A partial "Gipping" of the orientation was observed in the smectic phase, whereby lamellae were seen to orient horizontally. Oscillatory shear produced orientational e6'ects as well as shearinduced shifts of the phase transition boundaries. Interesting competing "bulk" and "wall" efFects were also observed.
Hammouda, Boualem; Mang, Joseph; and Kumar, Satyendra (1995). Shear-Induced Orientational Effects in Discotic-Liquid-Crystal Micelles. Physical Review E 51(6), 6282-6285. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.51.6282 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/phypubs/59