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Observation of very large chiral domains in a liquid crystal phase formed by mixtures of achiral bent-core and rod molecules

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Abstract

Experimental observations on the B4 phase of liquid crystal mixtures formed from bent-core (P-8-O-PIMB) and rod (5CB) achiral molecules reveal the stabilization of the B4 phase with an unusually large size of chiral domains. The phenomenon is interpreted as an intrinsic property of the B4 phase when arising below the isotropic liquid (Iso); actually direct transition between Iso and B4 phases occurs except for only very limited regions of pure P-8-O-PIMB and 5CB molecules. The phase diagram of the mixture shows the existence of a new phase, closely related to the B4 phase.

Graphical abstract: Observation of very large chiral domains in a liquid crystal phase formed by mixtures of achiral bent-core and rod molecules

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The article was received on 30 Jun 2005, accepted on 20 Jul 2005 and first published on 15 Aug 2005


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B507875J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 4020-4024
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    Observation of very large chiral domains in a liquid crystal phase formed by mixtures of achiral bent-core and rod molecules

    Y. Takanishi, G. J. Shin, J. C. Jung, S. Choi, K. Ishikawa, J. Watanabe, H. Takezoe and P. Toledano, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 4020
    DOI: 10.1039/B507875J

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