Accession Number : ADP007492

Title :   Modelling Microstructure in Materials that Contain Anisotropic Particles,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Viney, Christopher ; Chick, Larry A.

Report Date : FEB 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The spontaneous alignment of molecules in liquid crystalline solutions is characteristic of other materials that contain rodlike particles. We are developing a model to predict the evolution of microstructure in these systems. Its starting point is Flory's thermodynamic analysis of liquid crystalline phase separation. Our preferred method dispenses with the traditional lattice model in favor of a Monte Carlo simulation to calculate entropy. Some advantages and consequences of our approach are explored in this paper.

Descriptors :   *MICROSTRUCTURE, ALIGNMENT, APPROACH, ENTROPY, LIQUIDS, MATERIALS, MODELS, MOLECULES, PAPER, PARTICLES, PHASE, SEPARATION, SIMULATION, STARTING.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE