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.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)