Title

Doping a mixture of two smectogenic molecular species with BaTiO3-nanoparticles

Publication Title

Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Publication Date

2013

Document Type

Article

DOI

1021/jp310624c

Keywords

smectogenic liquid crystals, barium titanate nanoparticles

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

A mixture of two smectic liquid crystals was doped with harvested ferroelectric barium titanate nanoparticles and investigated with wide- and small-angle X-ray scattering during cooling from the isotropic phase. A decrease in the isotropic to nematic and in the nematic to partially bilayer smectic-Ad (SmAd) phase transition temperatures was observed accompanied by an increase of the layer spacing in the SmAd phase.


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