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Doping the Nematic Liquid Crystal 5Cb With Milled Batio3 Nanoparticles
Physical Review E
  • Alexander Lorenz, University of Paderborn
  • Natalie Zimmerman, University of Paderborn
  • Satyendra Kumar, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Dean R. Evans, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Gary Cook, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Hienz-S. Kitzerow, University of Paderborn
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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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Alexander Lorenz, Natalie Zimmerman, Satyendra Kumar, Dean R. Evans, et al.. "Doping the Nematic Liquid Crystal 5Cb With Milled Batio3 Nanoparticles" Physical Review E Vol. 86 Iss. 5 (2012)
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