Vaupotic, N. and Szydlowska, J. and Salamonczyk, M. and Kovarova, A. and Svoboda, J. and Osipov, M.A. and Pociecha, D. and Gorecka, E. (2009) *Structure studies of the nematic phase formed by bent-core molecules.* Physical Review E, 80 (3). ISSN 1539-3755

## Abstract

In recent years there are several reports showing that bent-core mesogenic molecules are able to form biaxial nematic phase in which molecular rotation around the long molecular axis is strongly hindered. The x-ray pattern with azimuthally split signals at low angle region of diffraction is usually given as evidence for the biaxial nematic phase. We show experimentally and theoretically that such x-ray pattern is due to the local smectic-C fluctuations ('cybotactic' groups) in the uniaxial nematic phase.

Item type: | Article |
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ID code: | 18941 |

Keywords: | structure studies, nematic phase, bent-core molecules, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, Statistics and Probability, Condensed Matter Physics |

Subjects: | Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics |

Department: | Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics |

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Depositing user: | Strathprints Administrator |

Date Deposited: | 21 Jun 2010 14:22 |

Last modified: | 05 Sep 2014 03:55 |

URI: | http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/18941 |

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