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Enantioselective segregation in achiral nematic liquid crystals

Görtz, V. and Goodby, J.W. (2005) Enantioselective segregation in achiral nematic liquid crystals. Chemical Communications, 26. pp. 3262-3264. ISSN 1359-7345

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Abstract

The elusive biaxial nematic liquid crystal phase was recently discovered in a family of substituted oxadiazoles. Our investigations of these materials show that the achiral biaxial nematic phase can segregate into chiral domains of opposite handedness, thereby demonstrating that the liquid-like nematic phase exhibits the properties of a conglomerate.

Item Type: Article
Academic Units: The University of York > Chemistry (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2009 13:07
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2009 13:07
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b503846d
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1039/b503846d
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5823

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