Competition, resolution, and rotational motion in frustrated liquid crystals

Goodby, John W. and Cowling, Stephen J. and Gortz, Verena (2009) Competition, resolution, and rotational motion in frustrated liquid crystals. Comptes Rendus Chimie, 12 (1-2). pp. 70-84. ISSN 1631-0748

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Abstract

In this article we highlight the packing of chiral molecules in the stabilisation of twist grain boundary phases of liquid crystals. We probe the nature and structure of the screw dislocations in these frustrated phases, and describe their mobility through examples of twist inversion, reentrancy and rotational motion. We then explore the possibility of forming edge dislocation phases through investigating the filamentary structures formed at the transition from the nematic phase in bent-core systems.

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Journal Article
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Comptes Rendus Chimie
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07 Aug 2013 10:30
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