Fractal Features Grown from Isotropic Melt of a Cholesterol Liquid Crystal

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Fractal features of branch-like structures grown from isotropic melt of a cholesterol liquid crystal were investigated with differential scanning calorimetry, polarized optical microscope and computer-aided simulation, respectively. With box-counting method, we have calculated the fractal dimension to be about 2.558-2.604 for the branch-like aggregates. Our growth simulation and the calculated value of the fractal dimension suggests that the cluster-cluster aggregation model can be applied to the growing processes of branch-like structures from isotropic melt of a cholesterol liquid crystal.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 663-665)

Edited by:

Yuan Ming Huang

Pages:

771-774

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.663-665.771

Citation:

Q. L. Ma and Y. M. Huang, "Fractal Features Grown from Isotropic Melt of a Cholesterol Liquid Crystal", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 663-665, pp. 771-774, 2011

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November 2010

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