Jul 6 – 10, 2015
Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Kraków
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Molecular Flexibility and Aggregation Structure of Liquid Crystals

Jul 9, 2015, 12:00 PM
Crown Piast Hotel

Crown Piast Hotel


Prof. Kazuya Saito (University of Tsukuba)


Our previous study based on structural thermodynamics [1-3] established that the conformation of alkyl chains attached to the end(s) of the rigid core part of mesogenic molecules is fully molten in any liquid crystalline (LC) mesophases. Besides, recently revealed is that the nano-segregated structure is a fundamental structure for layered (smectic) LCs formed by such molecules [4,5]. Based on these findings, in this talk, the interrelation will be discussed between aggregation structures in LCs and the molecular flexibility. [1] K. Horiuchi, Y. Yamamura, R. Pelka, M. Sumita, S. Yasuzuka, M. Massalska-Arodz & K. Saito, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114, 4870 (2010). [2] Y. Yamamura, T. Adachi, T. Miyazawa, K. Horiuchi, M. Sumita, M. Massalska-Arodz, S. Urban & K. Saito, J. Phys. Chem. B, 116, 9255 (2012). [3] T. Adachi, H. Saitoh, Y. Yamamura, M. Hishida, M. Ueda, S. Ito & K. Saito, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 86, 1022 (2013). [4] T. Miyazawa, Y. Yamamura, M. Hishida, S. Nagatomo, M. Massalska-Arodz & K. Saito, J. Phys. Chem. B, 117, 8293 (2013). [5] K. Saito, T. Miyazawa, A. Fujimura, M. Hishida, H. Saitoh, M. Massalska-Arodz & Y. Yamamura, J. Chem. Phys., 139, 114902 (2013).

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Prof. Kazuya Saito (University of Tsukuba)

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