Chiral induction of micellar cholesterics from lamellar phases

Acimis M., Dorr E., Kuball H.

Liquid Crystals, vol.17, no.2, pp.299-302, 1994 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02678299408036569
  • Journal Name: Liquid Crystals
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.299-302
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


It is shown for the first time that induced micellar cholesterics can be obtained from lamellar phases within the sequence: lamellar→micellar nematic→micellar cholesteric→biphasic region→isotropic phase. The pitch is shortened by over 50 per cent when the temperature is raised within the cholesteric range of about 15 K. © 1994 Taylor & Francis Ltd.