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
2016 Soft Matter  
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.
doi:10.1039/c5sm03100a pmid:26876379 fatcat:y5phybnm7vfqjodz55zmhqmxfm