Characterization of adsorbate-induced ordering transitions of liquid crystals within monodisperse droplets.

@article{Gupta2009CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of adsorbate-induced ordering transitions of liquid crystals within monodisperse droplets.},
  author={Jugal K. Gupta and Jacob S Zimmerman and Juan J de Pablo and Frank Caruso and Nicholas L Abbott},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 16},
  pages={9016-24}
}
The ordering of liquid crystals (LCs) within micrometer-sized droplets is known to depend strongly on the presence of interfacial adsorbates, although the exact sequence of ordered equilibrium states that accompany a change in interfacial anchoring from tangential to perpendicular has not been established. In this paper, we report use of a methodology that permits the preparation of monodisperse LC droplets in aqueous phases to investigate ordering transitions in the LC droplets that accompany… CONTINUE READING