Characterisation of azo dye and carbon nanoparticle-doped guest-host liquid crystalline matrix

Akkurt F.

LIQUID CRYSTALS, vol.41, no.9, pp.1269-1276, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02678292.2014.915590
  • Journal Name: LIQUID CRYSTALS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1269-1276
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


During the recent years, liquid crystals (LCs) have much attention owing to their wide range of possible application and structural properties in electronics and optics. In this study, two different azo structured dyes (Disperse Yellow 3 and 7) and their mixture were separately doped to each of two different nematic LCs (E8 and E63). Their solubilities (except dye mixture), order parameters, textures and phase transition temperatures were determined. Single-walled nanotubes and fullerene C60 in a small amount were separately added to each of these solutions, and the experiments were repeated at the final stage analogously except solubilities. The solubilities of dyes in the LC E63 were lower than those of E8. The highest order parameter value was attained with Yellow 7 dye in E63 nematic host.