Journal article
Doping the nematic liquid crystal 5CB with milled BaTiO3 nanoparticles



Publication Details
Authors:
Lorenz, A.; Zimmermann, N.; Kumar, S.; Evans, D.; Cook, G.; Kitzerow, H.
Publisher:
AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Publication year:
2012
Journal:
Physical Review E
Pages range:
051704
Volume number:
86
Issue number:
5
Number of pages:
5
ISSN:
2470-0045

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.


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