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