Structural Properties and Model Rheological Parameters of an ELC Layer of Hexadecane

  • A. Yu. PopovskiiEmail author
  • B. A. Altoiz
  • V. F. Butenko

Rheological investigations of a heterophase interlayer of n-hexadecane on a conductive substrate allowed establishing the temperature dependence of the thickness of the wall ELC layer, which affects one key characteristic of a lubricant, i.e., its "hydrodynamic strength."


epitropic liquid crystal structural parameters hydrodynamic strength effective viscosity rheological model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yu. Popovskii
    • 1
    Email author
  • B. A. Altoiz
    • 2
  • V. F. Butenko
    • 2
  1. 1.National University “Odessa Maritime Academy”OdessaUkraine
  2. 2.I. I. Mechnikov Odessa National UniversityOdessaUkraine

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