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Issue 38, 2016
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The dependency of twist-bend nematic liquid crystals on molecular structure: a progression from dimers to trimers, oligomers and polymers

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Abstract

This article gives an overview on recent developments concerning the twist-bend nematic phase. The twist-bend nematic phase has been discussed as the missing link between the uniaxial nematic mesophase (N) and the helical chiral nematic phase (N*). After an introduction discussing the key physical properties of the NTB phase and the methods used to identify the twist-bend nematic mesophase this review focuses on structure property relationships and molecular features that govern the incidence of this phase.

Graphical abstract: The dependency of twist-bend nematic liquid crystals on molecular structure: a progression from dimers to trimers, oligomers and polymers

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Submitted
02 Aug 2016
Accepted
24 Aug 2016
First published
25 Aug 2016

This article is Open Access

Soft Matter, 2016,12, 7883-7901
Article type
Review Article

The dependency of twist-bend nematic liquid crystals on molecular structure: a progression from dimers to trimers, oligomers and polymers

R. J. Mandle, Soft Matter, 2016, 12, 7883
DOI: 10.1039/C6SM01772J

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