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Beyond amphiphiles: Coarse-grained simulations of star-polyphile liquid crystalline assemblies

Kirkensgaard, Jacob Judas Kain; Hyde, Stephen

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We have simulated the self-assembly of a novel class of three-arm molecules, ABC star-architecture polyphiles, using coarse-grained bead simulations. A number of topologically complex liquid crystalline mesostructures arise that can be related to the better-known bicontinuous mesophases of lyotropic amphiphilic systems. The simulations reveal 3D self-assemblies whose structural variations follow those expected assuming a simple steric molecular packing model as a function of star polyphile...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/51955
Source: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
DOI: 10.1039/b818032f

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