Linkage-length dependent structuring behaviour of bent-core molecules in helical nanostructures

Hanim Kim, Anna Zep, Seong Ho Ryu, Hyungju Ahn, Tae Joo Shin, Sang Bok Lee, Damian Pociecha, Ewa Gorecka, Dong Ki Yoon

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We studied the correlation between the molecular structure and the formation of helical nanofilaments (HNFs) of bent-core dimeric molecules with varying linkage lengths. To obtain precise structural data, a single domain of HNFs was prepared under physical confinement using porous 1D nanochannels, made up of anodic aluminium oxide films. Electron microscopy and grazing incidence X-ray diffraction were used to elucidate the linkage length-dependent formation of HNFs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3326-3330
Number of pages5
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 14 2016

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Funding Information:
This work was financially supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of the Korean Government (MOE: 2014-S1A2A2027911). AZ, DP and EG were financially supported by NCN (Poland) program no. UMO-2012/07/B/ST5/02448. The experiments at the PLS-II were supported in part by MSIP and POSTECH.

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