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Freeze-fracture electron microscopy of thermotropic cubic and columnar mesophases

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JournalLIQUID CRYSTALS
DatePublished - Jul 1997
Issue number1
Volume23
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)147-153
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Freeze-fracture electron microscopy has been applied to study thermotropic columnar and cubic phases of a polycatenar liquid crystal of silver(I). The columnar phases displayed hexagonal type II characteristic fracture planes. The cubic phases showed a fracture behaviour highly characteristic of the Ia (3) over bar d type II (Q(230)II) cubic space group, namely the high frequency of well ordered domains perpendicular to the [2 1 1] crystallographic axis and, much less frequently, the fragmented aspect of domains perpendicular to the [1 1 0] crystallographic axis. For both types of domain, the observed 2-D lattice parameters were in excellent agreement with the ideal values expected for the Q(230) cubic space group.

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  • X-RAY-DIFFRACTION, WATER SYSTEMS, LIPID SYSTEMS, EPITAXIAL RELATIONSHIPS, STILBAZOLE COMPLEXES, PHASE-TRANSITIONS, LIQUID-CRYSTALS, SERIES, SILVER(I), POLYMORPHISM

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