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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 174786, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/174786
Research Article

Effects of C u C l 𝟐 on the Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Behavior in Nonaqueous and Aqueous Medium

Materials Research Laboratory, School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar University, Patiala 147004, India

Received 6 March 2011; Revised 29 May 2011; Accepted 9 June 2011

Academic Editor: Nigel Wilding

Copyright © 2011 Ravi K. Shukla and K. K. Raina. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Effects of varying doping concentrations ( 𝑥 ) of C u C l 𝟐 on the aggregation behaviour of cationic surfactant in nonaqueous and aqueous medium have been investigated. Mixed and pure lyotropic liquid crystalline LLC phases appeared in nonaqueous and aqueous ternary mixtures due to the fast quenching process and then characterized through polarizing optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction technique. The material parameters corresponding to these ternary nonaqueous and aqueous mixtures were evaluated to understand the mechanisms of deriving forces responsible for the modification of mesophases in the presence of metal salt.