Molecular Aggregation And Chromonic Liquid Crystals
Almost 30 years ago, when the study of chromonic liquid crystals was in its infancy, Alfred Saupe and L.J. Yu investigated disodium cromoglycate using deuteron magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Among their findings were that the quadrupolar splitting of the D2O spectrum increased with decreasing temperature and that the addition of salt to the solution increased the temperature stability of the nematic phase. A good deal of research on chromonic liquid crystals has been reported since that time, and therefore a lot more is known. However, it is also interesting that some of the questions from that time remain unanswered.
Peter J. Collings; Alexandra J. Dickinson , '09; and E. C. Smith.
"Molecular Aggregation And Chromonic Liquid Crystals".