Featured Liquid Crystal Picture Art of the Month
The picture presents the texture of the nematic twist-bend phase. The material was cyanobiphenyl-based liquid crystal dimer containing sulfur links between the spacer and mesogenic units – CBS7SCB. The picture was taken at 84ºC by Biolar PI microscope under crossed polarizers. The scale bar is included in the picture.
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It is a striking example of the polymorphism. It looks very much like a transition from a nematic like texture to a rope texture.
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