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Liquid crystalline phases and demixing in binary mixtures of shape-anisometric colloids

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Abstract

A theoretical model of shape-anisometric particles embedded in a cubic lattice is formulated for binary mixtures combining rod-like, plate-like and spherical particles. The model aims at providing a tool for the prediction and interpretation of complex phase behavior in a variety of liquid crystalline colloids, biological and macromolecular systems. Introducing just repulsive interactions among the particles, a rich variety of phase structures and multiphasic equilibria is obtained, including isotropic, nematic, lamellar and columnar phases, demixing into phases of the same or different symmetries and structural microsegregation of the different species of the mixture within the same phase.

Graphical abstract: Liquid crystalline phases and demixing in binary mixtures of shape-anisometric colloids

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The article was received on 01 Jun 2010, accepted on 31 Aug 2010 and first published on 08 Oct 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM01692F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 10495-10502
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    Liquid crystalline phases and demixing in binary mixtures of shape-anisometric colloids

    S. D. Peroukidis, A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 10495
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM01692F

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