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Influence of thermal neutrons on fatty acids with mesomorphic behavior
Author(s): Maria Honciuc; Elena Slavnicu; Ion Garlea; Cristina Garlea; Victor Stoian; Stefan Slavnicu
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Paper Abstract

The influence of thermal neutron irradiation on the smectic- liquid-crystal properties of arachidic and elaidic fatty acids is investigated. These fatty acids are either precursors or constituents of biological membrane. Microstructural aspects and electric measurements are presented to determine the external voltage dependence of current intensity through the sample. A thermodynamic model, which is in good agreement with experimental data, is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3319, Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Structure, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301285
Show Author Affiliations
Maria Honciuc, Polytechnical Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Elena Slavnicu, Polytechnical Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Ion Garlea, Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (Romania)
Cristina Garlea, Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (Romania)
Victor Stoian, Polytechnical Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Stefan Slavnicu, Polytechnical Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)


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Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Structure

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