Temperature-dependent isotropic-to-nematic transition of charged nanoplates Academic Article uri icon


  • Studies of temperature-dependent phase behaviors of discotic colloids are found infrequently in the literature. We establish here the isotropic-to-nematic (I-N) transition phase diagram of charged platelets in the temperature-versus-volume fraction plane. We discover that the N phase can be melted by increasing temperature, and that coexistent samples are more sensitive to polydispersity at higher temperature and higher concentration.

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, H., Wang, X., Chen, Y., & Cheng, Z.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Li, Huawei||Wang, Xuezhen||Chen, Ying||Cheng, Zhengdong

publication date

  • August 2014