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Images Intensity Analysis of Thermochromic Liquid Crystal near Critical Temperature

Risti Suryantari, Flaviana
Department of Physics, Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia
Abstract: In this paper, the thermal-optical analysis based on images intensity distribution of thermochromic liquid crystals sample near critical temperature under crossed polarizer microscope is discussed. Thermochomic liquid crystals (TLCs) is composed from chiral nematic liquid crystals which have twisted molecular structure and optically active. TLCs show the blue-red colorplay at critical temperatures which color changes occured. According to experimental result, crossed-twist pattern appears when the temperature approaches a higher critical temperature of sample at 32 °C . The different of the molecules orientation cause uneven of intensity distribution along the twist-line. According to measurement, the length of a twist-line is equivalent to half of the pitch (p/2), which mean that the molecules twist at 180°, and also equivalent to half of sample thickness (h/2). Moreover, the consistency of twist-line length measurement at various temperatures shows the stability of twist-line near higher critical temperature.

Key words: Thermochromic liquid crystals, chiral nematic, intensity, thermal-optical, critical temperature, twist-line, stability.

Cite: Risti Suryantari, Flaviana, "Images Intensity Analysis of Thermochromic Liquid Crystal near Critical Temperature," International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 26-31, March 2020. doi: 10.17706/ijmse.2020.8.1.26-31

General Information

ISSN: 2315-4527 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Sci. Eng.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Muhammad Yahaya
DOI: 10.17706/ijmse
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