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The cybotactic nematic phase of bent-core mesogens: state of the art and future developments

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The molecular clustering observed in the fluid nematic phase of nonlinear liquid crystal molecules underlies exaggerated field effects that portend unique technological advances in next-generation liquid crystal displays. However, the detailed nature of the molecular organization within the clusters and the temporal and spatial persistence of the organization remain unclear. Herein we review the evolution of structural studies of this unique nematic phase. The mounting experimental evidence points to a converging picture of the microscopic nature of this relatively new class of liquid crystals.

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Submitted
11 Jun 2014
Accepted
23 Jul 2014
First published
18 Aug 2014

Soft Matter, 2014,10, 7685-7691
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The cybotactic nematic phase of bent-core mesogens: state of the art and future developments

O. Francescangeli, F. Vita and E. T. Samulski, Soft Matter, 2014, 10, 7685
DOI: 10.1039/C4SM01256A

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