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J Phys Chem B. 2013 Jul 11;117(27):8293-9. doi: 10.1021/jp405480h. Epub 2013 Jul 2.

Revisiting smectic E structure through swollen smectic E phase in binary system of 4-nonyl-4'-isothiocyanatobiphenyl (9TCB) and n-nonane.

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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571, Japan.

Abstract

Thermodynamic and diffraction analyses were performed to establish the phase diagram for a binary system between 4-n-nonyl-4'-isothiocyanatobiphenyl (9TCB) and n-nonane. The swollen SmE structure is identified in the binary system. Upon swelling, a characteristic two-dimensional herringbone array is maintained whereas the layer spacing of SmE structure increases with the content of n-nonane. Considering the difficulties in explaining the experimental findings based on the traditional model of SmE structure, a new model, lamellar with two types of sublayers consisting of aromatic core and alkyl chain moieties, is proposed.

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10.1021/jp405480h
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