Role of amphiphilic molecule on liquid crystal phases
- Conference date: 3–7 December 2012
- Location: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India
We have studied the effect of an amphiphilic fatty acid, Stearic Acid (StA), on the phases, wetting and polarization properties of the liquid crystalline substance N-(4-Methoxybenzylidene)-4-butylaniline (MBBA), through Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Optical Polarization Microscopy. Metastable and mesophases disappear for a MBBA:StA = 1:5 mixture. This mixture wets Si(111) and dewets Si(100) surfaces while pure MBBA dewets both. Films of this mixture also show better polarization than the pure sample.
- Liquid crystals
- Differential scanning calorimeters
- Liquid crystalline optical materials
- Optical microscopy
- Optical polarization
- Optical properties
- Thermodynamic properties
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