Blocking of Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystal 5*CB (Isopentylcyanobiphenyl) as a Result of Surface Interactions in the Nanomembranes
A. Bąk, K. Chłędowska and P. Inglot
Rzeszów University of Technology, al. Powstańców Warszawy 12, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
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In this paper we present the results of dielectric measurements of liquid crystal (LC) 5*CB arranged in porous matrices with a pore diameter of 100 and 20 nm. We analyse the effect of the surface interactions on the dynamics of the molecules. The results are compared with the results for bulk 5*CB. The most important observation is the blocking of the phase transition of 5*CB into the solid phase in the matrix with pore diameter of 20 nm.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.128.147
PACS numbers: 61.30.-v, 64.70.pp, 68.08.-p, 77.22.Gm