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Double helical structure of the twist-bend nematic phase by resonant x-ray scattering at the carbon and sulfur K-edges

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JournalSoft Matter
DateAccepted/In press - 18 Nov 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 20 Nov 2018
Number of pages6
Early online date20/11/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The mesogenic dimer displaying nematic and NTB phases was
investigated by resonant x-ray scattering at both C and S
absorption K-edges and supported by the single x-ray
crystallography. In the crystal the resonant studies revealed the
forbidden reflection in non-resonant diffraction similar to that
found in the NTB phase. The lack of a second harmonic in both C
and S resonant x-ray scattering supports the double helical
structure of the twist-bend nematic phase.

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