Morphology, surface-induced orientational properties and phase transition peculiarities of lyotropic nematic mesophases in pentadecane solutions of tetranuclear platinum mesogens


NESRULLAJEV A., Bilgin-Eran B. , SINGER D., KAZANCI N., PRAEFCKE K.

MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN, cilt.37, ss.2467-2482, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 15
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0025-5408(02)00893-0
  • Dergi Adı: MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2467-2482

Özet

We have investigated the surface-induced orientational properties and peculiarities of the phase transitions of a lyotropic system, composed of a,sheet-shaped tetranuclear platinum organyl in pentadecane, and exhibiting two different lyotropic nematic mesophases (N-1 and N-2) Corrugated YBa2Cu3O7-x surfaces with a sinusoidal profile have been used to induce planar orientation of these two nematic lyomesophases, which differ significantly with their orientational behavior. We have also measured the birefringence of these nematic mesophases. Based on high-accuracy determinations of the transition temperatures, we are discussing some peculiarities of the phase transitions between the two nematic mesophases and between N-2 mesophase and isotropic liquid, in particular, the width of the heterophase regions between them. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.