Freeze-Thaw Cycling Induced Isotropic-Nematic Coexistence of Amyloid Fibrils Suspensions.

@article{Zhao2016FreezeThawCI,
  title={Freeze-Thaw Cycling Induced Isotropic-Nematic Coexistence of Amyloid Fibrils Suspensions.},
  author={Jianguo Zhao and Sreenath Bolisetty and Jozef Adamcik and Jun Han and Mar{\'i}a P. Fern{\'a}ndez-Ronco and Raffaele Mezzenga},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2016},
  volume={32 10},
  pages={2492-9}
}
Amyloid fibrils are charged semiflexible assemblies with very large aspect ratio (length to diameter, L/D). Because of this large aspect ratio, the isotropic (I) and nematic (N) phase coexistence expected from the first-order thermodynamic nature of the I-N phase transition, as predicted from the Onsager's theory, is vanishingly small and, in practice… CONTINUE READING