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Chiral order formation in lyomesomorphic compositions of non-chiral chemical compounds
Author(s): Nadezhda Usol'tseva; Klaus Praefcke; D. Blunk
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Paper Abstract

On the basis of Monte Carlo simulations and elastic theory it has recently been shown that chiral symmetry breaking can occur for non-chiral molecules. Up to now, such phenomena have experimentally been observed only in thick nematic films on liquid surfaces or in Langmuir monolayers. Here, we report the first case of chiral defects in lyotropic system of the benzenehexamine derivatives 1c or 1d in linear alkanes.

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Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3319, Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Structure, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301310
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Nadezhda Usol'tseva, Technische Univ. Berlin (FRG) and Ivanovo State Univ. (Russia)
Klaus Praefcke, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
D. Blunk, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3319:
Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Structure
Marzena Tykarska; Roman S. Dabrowski; Jerzy Zielinski, Editor(s)

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