标题：Influence of gravity on inorganic liquid crystal
作者：Wang Z.; Chen Y.; Sun D.; Xu S.; Sun Z.; Lan D.; Wang Y.
作者机构：[Wang, Z] Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface Chemistry, Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250100, China;[ Chen, Y] Key 更多
通讯作者地址：[Sun, D] Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface Chemistry, Ministry of Education, Shandong UniversityChina;
来源：Research for Development
关键词：Dispersion; Inorganic liquid crystal; Microgravity; Non-spherical particles; Polydispersity
摘要：This chapter introduced the history of inorganic liquid crystals, and impact of gravity on phase transition was also discussed in detail. Inorganic liquid crystals are found to have different shapes including thread-like, rod-like or plate-like. They combine the good flowability and electrical properties of inorganic compounds, along with the superior thermal stability with low cost. However, for large size and weak particle–particle interactions, gravity can significantly influence the phase behavior of inorganic colloidal particles and liquid crystal phase transition. To rule out the impact of gravity, inorganic liquid crystal transition under microgravity will be a promising research aspect in future. © Science Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd 2019.