Accession Number:

AD1096463

Title:

Nanoparticles Effects in Liquid Crystals (NELC)- AFRL/RX ST Dr. Bunning

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 2015,15 Aug 2017

Corporate Author:

Alma Mater Studiorum Universita Di Bologna Sede Bologna Italy

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-08-02

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

In this project, we focus on the understanding of the effects on order, dynamics and molecular organization of a host nematic caused by the introduction of nanoparticles through a modellingcomputer simulation approach. We have modelled the nanoparticles and the oleic acid covering as berry-like clusters of spherical Lennard-Jones sites united atoms, each of which can be endowed with specific features like size, charges, dispersion interactions, while the mesogen with a rodlike Gay-Berne ellipsoid. The results of our Monte Carlo simulations assess the influence of nanoparticles ferroelectricity and surfactant coating on the changes in order of the host nematic.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE