A mixture of two smectic liquid crystals was doped with harvested ferroelectric barium titanate nanoparticles and investigated with wide- and small-angle X-ray scattering during cooling from the isotropic phase. A decrease in the isotropic to nematic and in the nematic to partially bilayer smectic-Ad (SmAd) phase transition temperatures was observed accompanied by an increase of the layer spacing in the SmAd phase.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B
Lorenz, A.; Zimmermann, N.; Kumar, Satyendra; Evans, D. R.; Cook, G.; Kitzerow, H. S. (2013). Doping a mixture of two smectogenic molecular species with BaTiO3-nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 937-941. doi: 1021/jp310624c. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/phypubs/96