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Issue 19, 2011
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Discrete and sequential formation of helical nanofilaments in mixtures consisting of bent- and rod-shaped molecules

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Abstract

We have studied the phase transition from the isotropic to B4 phase in a mixture of bent- and rod-shaped molecules. Highly sensitive DSC showed many heat-capacity anomaly peaks upon cooling, strongly suggesting the discrete and sequential growth of helical nanofilaments or their assemblies. Such growth process of the B4 phase was confirmed by IR and UV-Vis absorption spectra.

Graphical abstract: Discrete and sequential formation of helical nanofilaments in mixtures consisting of bent- and rod-shaped molecules

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The article was received on 28 Jun 2011, accepted on 28 Jul 2011 and first published on 16 Aug 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06205K
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 8766-8769

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    Discrete and sequential formation of helical nanofilaments in mixtures consisting of bent- and rod-shaped molecules

    H. Nagayama, Y. Sasaki, F. Araoka, K. Ema, K. Ishikawa and H. Takezoe, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 8766
    DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06205K

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