Title

Design and Understanding of Solid-State and Crystalline Materials

Publication Title

CrystEngComm

Publication Date

1-9-2015

Document Type

Article

Keywords

solid-state materials, crystalline materials

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

The nanostructured heliconical twist-bend nematic (Ntb) phase is a new condensed phase of matter with unique properties. Here we present the first example of an achiral hybrid bent-core liquid crystal trimer that at temperatures below the conventional N phase exhibits the Ntb phase from approximately 80 °C down through room temperature. The Ntb phase has a helical structure with a period of ~19 nm.


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