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Competition, resolution, and rotational motion in frustrated liquid crystals

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JournalComptes Rendus Chimie
DatePublished - Jan 2009
Issue number1-2
Volume12
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)70-84
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In this article we highlight the packing of chiral molecules in the stabilisation of twist grain boundary phases of liquid crystals. We probe the nature and structure of the screw dislocations in these frustrated phases, and describe their mobility through examples of twist inversion, reentrancy and rotational motion. We then explore the possibility of forming edge dislocation phases through investigating the filamentary structures formed at the transition from the nematic phase in bent-core systems. To cite this article: J. W. Goodby et al., C R. Chimie 12 (2009). (C) 2008 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

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  • Liquid crystals, Self-organising systems, Chirality, Frustrated phases, Superconductivity, GRAIN-BOUNDARY PHASE, ABRIKOSOV PHASE, TGB PHASES, POLARIZATION, MESOPHASES, ANALOG, MODEL, FIELD, SUPERCONDUCTORS, TRANSITIONS

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