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New mesophase transitions in cholesteryl myristate
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Paper Abstract

Change in the phase of thermotropic liquid crystals occurs at definite phase transition temperatures. A spectroscopic technique using the Fabry-Perot etalon coupled with a spectrometer has been used to determine the mesophase transition temperatures of the liquid crystal-Cholesteryl myristate. New mesophase transitions have been detected and classified at the temperatures of 52 degree(s)C, 74.5 degree(s)C and 87 degree(s)C in addition to those reported by earlier workers at 71 degree(s)C, 81 degree(s)C and 90 degree(s)C. These findings have been corroborated by the analysis of the thermal runs of the same samples using differential scanning calorimetry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4147, Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, (12 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385674
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Sureshchandra J. Gupta, Univ. of Mumbai (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4147:
Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications
Stanislaw J. Klosowicz; Jolanta Rutkowska; Jerzy Zielinski; Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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