Dynamic light scattering of a lyotropic liquid crystal lamellar phase and a sponge phase

Junichi Oizumi, Yasuyuki Kimura, Kohzo Ito, Reinosuke Hayakawa

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Abstract

We measured the fluctuations of a lyotropic liquid crystal lamellar (Lα) phase in dilute surfactant concentration and a sponge (L3) phase by dynamic light scattering technique. We observed the concentration fluctuation induced by the thermal undulation of layers in the Lα phase and obtained the dependence of the effective rigidity kc of layers on the repeat distance d, which reflected the fluctuation-induced layer softening. In the L3 phase, two kinds of fluctuation modes were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume303
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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