Thermo-sensitive discotic colloidal liquid crystals Academic Article uri icon


  • We fabricated for the first time thermo-sensitive discotic liquid crystals by grafting poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) onto zirconium phosphate (ZrP) platelets using pre-irradiated polymerization. The I-N transition was investigated by adjusting the temperature for a single set of samples. We found that soft disks self-assemble into nematic liquid crystals in a wider thickness-over-diameter ratio than do hard disks.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, X., Zhao, D. i., Diaz, A., Medina, I., Wang, H., & Cheng, Z.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Xuezhen||Zhao, Di||Diaz, Agustin||Nava Medina, Ilse B||Wang, Huiliang||Cheng, Zhengdong

publication date

  • October 2014