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Computer Simulation of the Pentagonal Columnar Phase of Liquid Crystalline Bolaamphiphiles

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Journal Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
DatePublished - 2010
Volume525
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)204-211
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We use dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations to explore the nature of triblock liquid crystalline bolaamphiphiles. We show that the simulations can reproduce the relationships, previously established experimentally, between the molecular dimensions and the phase behaviour. In contrast to other recent simulation studies of bolaamphiphiles, we observe a columnar phase with a pentagonal cross section.

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  • Bolaamphiphiles, columnar liquid crystals, computer simulation, dissipative particle dynamics, pentagonal tiling, DYNAMICS SIMULATION, MOLECULES

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