A series of novel low molecular weight organosiloxane compounds have been investigated using a number of techniques such as: texture, birefringence measurements and dielectric spectroscopy. Some materials under investigation are shown to have a direct transition to de Vries SmA* phase on cooling from the isotropic phase, whereas the others show first a transition from isotropic to orthogonal SmA*, followed by a transition from orthogonal SmA* to de Vries SmA* phase. We propose a phase diagram for a possible phase transition from SmA* to SmC* phase.
|Autori:||O. E. PANARINA; YU. P. PANARIN; F. ANTONELLI; J. K. VIJ; M. REIHMANN; GALLI G|
|Titolo:||Investigation of de Vries SmA* mesophases in low molecular weight organosiloxane compounds|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|