Cholesteric colloidal liquid crystals from phytosterol rod-like particles

Laura Rossi, Stefano Sacanna, Krassimir P. Velikov

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Abstract

We report the first observation of chiral colloidal liquid crystals of rod-like particles from a low molecular weight organic compound - phytosterols. Based on the particles shape and crystal structure, we attribute this phenomenon to chiral distribution of surface charge on the surface of neighbouring rods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 7 2011

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Phytosterols
Liquid Crystals
Surface charge
Organic compounds
rods
Crystal structure
Molecular weight
liquid crystals
low molecular weights
organic compounds
crystal structure

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Cholesteric colloidal liquid crystals from phytosterol rod-like particles. / Rossi, Laura; Sacanna, Stefano; Velikov, Krassimir P.

In: Soft Matter, Vol. 7, No. 1, 07.01.2011, p. 64-67.

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Rossi, Laura ; Sacanna, Stefano ; Velikov, Krassimir P. / Cholesteric colloidal liquid crystals from phytosterol rod-like particles. In: Soft Matter. 2011 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 64-67.
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