• Molecular structure and chiral liquid crystalline phases

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      Chiral; achiral; banana-shaped molecules; undulating twist grain boundary phase

    • Abstract


      We describe briefly some results obtained on both chiral and achiral compounds exhibiting chiral mesophases. We report the first example of a single component system exhibiting the undulated twist grain boundary C* or UTGBC* phase. Preliminary results concerning a few achiral compounds composed of banana-shaped molecules exhibiting a mesophase is reported. They have been investigated by polarized light optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and x-ray diffraction studies.

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      B K Sadashiva1

      1. Raman Research Institute, C.V. Raman Avenue, Bangalore - 560 080, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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