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Self-Assembly of Minidendrons in 2D and 3D Liquid Crystal Lattices and Superlattices

Yen, Ming-Huei (2015) Self-Assembly of Minidendrons in 2D and 3D Liquid Crystal Lattices and Superlattices. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

Tapered mesogens self-assemble into supramolecular columns or spheres. The resulting supramolecules further form 2-D columnar phases or 3-D cubic phases. In this project, a series of alkali 3,4,5-trialkyloxybenzoate salts and their blends with n-alkanes are investigated by small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), oriented fibre wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS), and small angle neutron scattering (SANS) to reveal the packing mechanism.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Materials Science and Engineering (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.658762
Depositing User: Mr Ming-Huei Yen
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2015 07:43
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 13:15
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9566

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