Nano-Structural Analysis of a Lyotropic Liquid Crystal (TTAB + water + decanol ternary) System by Salt (NH4Br) Addition


MASALCI Ö. , KAZANCI N. , Orujalipoor I., İDE S.

MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, cilt.609, ss.70-79, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 609 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/15421406.2014.957476
  • Dergi Adı: MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.70-79

Özet

In the present study, the ionic effect of salt addition to a lyotropic liquid crystal (LLC) system was investigated. NH4Br salt was added to TTAB + water + decanol ternary system and the structural changes in lyotropic phases were characterized. First, phase transitions were illustrated by polarized microscope and secondary, small-angle x-ray scattering was used as an analytical method to determine the nano-structured mesophases of the newly prepared liquid crystal samples. The expected fibrous structures were characterized by the form factor of polydisperse oblate ellipsoids. The self-assembled networks related with these ellipsoids were also explained with hexagonal, distorted hexagonal, and lamellar formations.