Fine structure in cholesteric fingerprint texture observed by scanning electron microscopy
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The fine structure in some cholesteric fingerprint textures of cyanoethyl chitosan (CNCS)/acrylic acid solution and photo-solidified CNCS/polyacrylic acid composite film was studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), small angle light scattering (SALS) and polarizing optical microscopy (POM). Permanganic etching was developed to reveal the cholesteric liquid crystalline textures in the composite films. A schematic model was presented to explain this kind of fine structure. The directors within each cholesteric molecular layer did not orient in nematic-like order, but varied their orientation by an ill-defined period.