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Issue 14, 2015
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Room temperature heliconical twist-bend nematic liquid crystal

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Abstract

The nanostructured heliconical twist-bend nematic (Ntb) phase is a new condensed phase of matter with unique properties. Here we present the first example of an achiral hybrid bent-core liquid crystal trimer that at temperatures below the conventional N phase exhibits the Ntb phase from approximately 80 °C down through room temperature. The Ntb phase has a helical structure with a period of ~19 nm.

Graphical abstract: Room temperature heliconical twist-bend nematic liquid crystal

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Submitted
19 Dec 2014
Accepted
09 Jan 2015
First published
09 Jan 2015

CrystEngComm, 2015,17, 2778-2782
Article type
Communication

Room temperature heliconical twist-bend nematic liquid crystal

Y. Wang, G. Singh, D. M. Agra-Kooijman, M. Gao, H. K. Bisoyi, C. Xue, M. R. Fisch, S. Kumar and Q. Li, CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 2778
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02502D

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