Pre-organization effects on chirality, polarity and biaxiality in liquid crystals: Novel laterally connected mesogens showing anomalous properties

Isa Nishiyama, Yuka Tabe, Jun Yamamoto, Hiroshi Yokoyama

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Pre-organization effects are investigated for the laterally-connected liquid crystals possessing a biphenyl connecting group. The homeotropic texture of the N phase of a free-standing film sample was found to change into the other Schlieren texture on cooling even in the N phase, which then changes into the Schlieren texture of the SmC phase on further cooling. The possibility of the emergence of biaxiality in the N phase is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-183
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 5


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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