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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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Submitted
15 Aug 2010
Accepted
05 Oct 2010
First published
26 Oct 2010

Soft Matter, 2011,7, 64-67
Article type
Communication

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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