Morphological studies of a (self-assembling oil gelator/liquid crystal) composite system

Hiroshi Abe, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Tisato Kajiyama, Kenji Hanabusa, Takashi Kato

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The aggregation structure of a novel (self-assembling oil gelator/liquid crystal) composite was investigated using light scattering studies and morphological observations. The oil gelator forms a self-assembled-networks aggregate in an organic solvent with a low molecular weight liquid crystal (LC). It became apparent from Hv light scattering patterns and polarizing optical microscopy that two types of LC molecular alignments exist in the composite: a random orientation and a spherulite type one in a nematic gel state. Also, optical and atomic force microscopic observations revealed that fibrils which formed bundles in the fibre-like and spherulite-like aggregates, were formed in the composite. The alignment of the liquid crystal molecules was related to the aggregation structure of the self-assembling oil gelator in a liquid crystal gel state.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)1503-1508
ページ数6
ジャーナルLiquid Crystals
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12
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 12 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 材料科学(全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学

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