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New article in Soft Matter on branched chiral bent-core molecules

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We have a new paper out in Soft Matter on an exotic series of bent-core molecules exhibiting unexpected new properties. The work is a collaboration between the groups of Prof. Carsten Tschierske (Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany), Prof. Belkiz Bilgin-Eran (Yildiz Technical University, Turkey) and the SNM lab.
Effects of chain branching and chirality on liquid crystalline phases of bent-core molecules: blue phases, de Vries transitions and switching of diastereomeric states
Hale Ocak, Belkiz Bilgin-Eran, Marko Prehm, Stefan Schymura, Jan P. F. Lagerwall and Carsten Tschierske
Soft Matter, 7, 18, pp. 8266 - 8280 (2011)