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Frustrated phases induced in binary mixtures of hockey-stick and chiral rod-like mesogens

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Abstract

Two liquid crystalline compounds with different shapes and chirality aspects have been used to prepare binary mixtures. An achiral hockey stick mesogen exhibiting a nematic–smectic C synclinic–smectic C anticlinic phase sequence has been blended with a chiral rod-like mesogen with a SmA*–ferroelectric (FE) SmC*–antiferroelectric (AF) SmCA* phase sequence. Several frustrated phases (blue phases, TGBA and TGBC phases) have been induced in broad temperature and concentration ranges. By tailoring the composition of the chiral compound we succeeded in preparation of mixtures with unusual mesomorphic behaviour. We demonstrate a new system showing chiral nematic and antiferroelectric phases in its phase sequence.

Graphical abstract: Frustrated phases induced in binary mixtures of hockey-stick and chiral rod-like mesogens

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The article was received on 24 Sep 2012, accepted on 08 Nov 2012 and first published on 23 Nov 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27194J
Soft Matter, 2013,9, 647-653

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    Frustrated phases induced in binary mixtures of hockey-stick and chiral rod-like mesogens

    V. Novotná, M. Glogarová, V. Kozmík, J. Svoboda, V. Hamplová, M. Kašpar and D. Pociecha, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 647
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27194J

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