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Title: Cuboidal liquid crystal phases under multiaxial geometrical frustration

Abstract

Chiral LCs confined in spheroids exhibit new families of morphologies as a result of geometrical frustration.

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ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [6]
  1. Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  2. División de Ciencias e Ingenierías, Campus León, Universidad de Guanajuato, León (Gto.) 37150, Mexico
  3. Departamento de Materiales y Minerales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Sede Medellín, Medellín, Colombia, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas, Sociales y Humanas
  4. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
  5. Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, Departamento de Materiales y Minerales
  6. Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, Materials Science Division
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1591699
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0004025
Resource Type:
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Soft Matter
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Soft Matter; Journal ID: ISSN 1744-683X
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English

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Palacio-Betancur, Viviana, Armas-Pérez, Julio C., Villada-Gil, Stiven, Abbott, Nicholas L., Hernández-Ortiz, Juan P., and de Pablo, Juan J. Cuboidal liquid crystal phases under multiaxial geometrical frustration. United Kingdom: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1039/C9SM02021G.
Palacio-Betancur, Viviana, Armas-Pérez, Julio C., Villada-Gil, Stiven, Abbott, Nicholas L., Hernández-Ortiz, Juan P., & de Pablo, Juan J. Cuboidal liquid crystal phases under multiaxial geometrical frustration. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C9SM02021G.
Palacio-Betancur, Viviana, Armas-Pérez, Julio C., Villada-Gil, Stiven, Abbott, Nicholas L., Hernández-Ortiz, Juan P., and de Pablo, Juan J. Wed . "Cuboidal liquid crystal phases under multiaxial geometrical frustration". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C9SM02021G.
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title = {Cuboidal liquid crystal phases under multiaxial geometrical frustration},
author = {Palacio-Betancur, Viviana and Armas-Pérez, Julio C. and Villada-Gil, Stiven and Abbott, Nicholas L. and Hernández-Ortiz, Juan P. and de Pablo, Juan J.},
abstractNote = {Chiral LCs confined in spheroids exhibit new families of morphologies as a result of geometrical frustration.},
doi = {10.1039/C9SM02021G},
journal = {Soft Matter},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2020},
month = {1}
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