Structural phase transition in liquid crystal doped with gold nanoparticles

P. Kopčanský, N. Tomašovičová, M. Koneracká, M. Timko, Z. Mitróová, V. Závišová, N. Éber, K. Fodor-Csorba, T. Tóth-Katona, A. Vajda, J. Jadzyn, E. Beaugnon, X. Chaud

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The influence of the inclusion of the dodecanethiol functionalized gold particles (with diameter 3-5 nm) on the structural transitions was investigated. The studied samples were based on the nematic liquid crystal 4-(trans-4′-n-hexylcyclohexyl)-isothiocyanatobenzene (6CHBT). The volume concentration of the gold particles was φ1 × 2 × 10-4 and φ2 × 10-3. The obtained results showed that the inclusion of the gold particles in the 6CHBT liquid crystal increases the sensitivity of such system on the external magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)988-989
Number of pages2
JournalActa Physica Polonica A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010


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Kopčanský, P., Tomašovičová, N., Koneracká, M., Timko, M., Mitróová, Z., Závišová, V., Éber, N., Fodor-Csorba, K., Tóth-Katona, T., Vajda, A., Jadzyn, J., Beaugnon, E., & Chaud, X. (2010). Structural phase transition in liquid crystal doped with gold nanoparticles. Acta Physica Polonica A, 118(5), 988-989.