Nanotech 2010

Nano Crystalline Cellulosic Nematic monocrystals optical properties

G. Picard, Y. Kadiri, D. Simon, F. Ghozayel, J.-D. Lebreux
Ahuntsic College, CA

Keywords: nano crystalline cellulose, monocrystals optical properties, chromatic properties

Abstract:

Magnificent opalescent effects are observed from the interaction between light and Nano Crystalline Cellulose (NCC). Leaving a thin liquid NCC suspension to slowly evaporate, a dry polycrystalline nematic cholesteric wafer was obtained. It was observed that the monocrystals are made of a very special stratification of submicrometric nematic lattices, leading to calculable chromatic and optical effects.
 
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