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Spatially resolved mapping of phase transitions in liquid-crystalline materials by X-ray birefringence imaging

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JournalChemical Science
DateAccepted/In press - 21 Dec 2018
DatePublished (current) - 2 Jan 2019
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)1-7
Original languageEnglish

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The X-ray Birefringence Imaging (XBI) technique, first reported in 2014, is a sensitive method for spatially resolved mapping of the local orientational properties of anisotropic materials. We report the first application of the XBI technique to characterize molecular orientational ordering in a liquid crystalline material, demonstrating significant potential for exploiting XBI measurements to advance structural understanding of liquid crystal phases.

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