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Mesogenic properties of liquid crystals having a chiral semiflexible joint
Author(s): Ewa Gorecka; Wieslaw Pyzuk; Jozef Mieczkowski
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Paper Abstract

Two homologue series of mesogenic enantiomers with chiral semiflexible joint, - C*H(CH3)CH2COO-, are examined. High twist power and presence of blue phases with short lattice period are found for eleven examined compounds. Some effects of chirality in the re-entrant system are discussed. On the phase diagram of enantiomers the SmAd phase area is shifted toward longer homologues as compared to racemates. In result, an island of the SmAd phase in the cholesteric sea exists on binary phase diagrams of R- and S- enantiomers.

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Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1845, Liquid and Solid State Crystals: Physics, Technology and Applications, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156976
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Ewa Gorecka, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Wieslaw Pyzuk, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Jozef Mieczkowski, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1845:
Liquid and Solid State Crystals: Physics, Technology and Applications
Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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