1 September 2004 The structural transitions in the thermotropic ferronematics
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Proceedings Volume 5565, XV Conference on Liquid Crystals; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.581104
Event: XV Conference on Liquid Crystals, 2003, Zakopane, Poland
The structural transitions in thermotropic ferronematic, i.e. nematic liquid crystal (8CB) doped with fine magnetic particles (d~10 nm), exposed to combined electric and magnetic fields, were studied within the Burylov and Raikher's theory. Using the found formulas for the threshold fields of studied transitions and their values obtained by the capacitance measurements, the anchoring energy W of liquid crystal molecules on the magnetic particles surfaces, as well as parameter ω, determining the type of anchoring, were calculated. The calculated values indicated the presence of soft, or some intermediate state between soft and rigid anchoring, in studied ferronematic. These results are in agreement with the Burylov and Raikher's theory of thermotropic ferronematics.
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P. Kopcansky, P. Kopcansky, I. Potocova, I. Potocova, M. Koneracka, M. Koneracka, M. Timko, M. Timko, Jan Jadzyn, Jan Jadzyn, Grzegorz Czechowski, Grzegorz Czechowski, A. M.G. Jansen, A. M.G. Jansen, } "The structural transitions in the thermotropic ferronematics", Proc. SPIE 5565, XV Conference on Liquid Crystals, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581104; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.581104

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