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Issue 8, 1997
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Spontaneous helix formation in smectic liquid crystals comprising achiral molecules

Abstract

Spontaneous formation of two types of helical structure is observed in two smectic phases consisting of banana-shaped achiral molecules for the first time. Local optical resolution occurs to form spatially resolved helices of both handednesses.

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J. Mater. Chem., 1997,7, 1307-1309
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Spontaneous helix formation in smectic liquid crystals comprising achiral molecules

T. Sekine, T. Niori, J. Watanabe, T. Furukawa, S. W. Choi and H. Takezoe, J. Mater. Chem., 1997, 7, 1307
DOI: 10.1039/A702026K

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