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A twist-bend nematic to an intercalated, anticlinic, biaxial phase transition in liquid crystal bimesogens

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In this article we describe for bimesogens the first observed transition from a “heliconical” twist-bend nematic liquid crystal to a novel biaxial, anticlinic, intercalated lamellar phase. The phase behaviour and structures of both polymorphs is similar to that of polymers, confirming that bimesogens can act as model systems for main chain liquid crystal polymers, and in principle are separate soft-matter branches of self-organising systems.

Graphical abstract: A twist-bend nematic to an intercalated, anticlinic, biaxial phase transition in liquid crystal bimesogens

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Submitted
04 Nov 2015
Accepted
27 Nov 2015
First published
27 Nov 2015

Soft Matter, 2016,12, 1436-1443
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A twist-bend nematic to an intercalated, anticlinic, biaxial phase transition in liquid crystal bimesogens

R. J. Mandle and J. W. Goodby, Soft Matter, 2016, 12, 1436
DOI: 10.1039/C5SM02720A

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