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Cholesteric colloidal liquid crystals from phytosterol rod-like particles

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Abstract

We report the first observation of chiral colloidal liquid crystals of rod-like particles from a low molecular weight organic compound—phytosterols. Based on the particles shape and crystal structure, we attribute this phenomenon to chiral distribution of surface charge on the surface of neighbouring rods.

Graphical abstract: Cholesteric colloidal liquid crystals from phytosterol rod-like particles

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The article was received on 15 Aug 2010, accepted on 05 Oct 2010 and first published on 26 Oct 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00822B
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 64-67
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    Cholesteric colloidal liquid crystals from phytosterol rod-like particles

    L. Rossi, S. Sacanna and K. P. Velikov, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 64
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00822B

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