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A Bicontinuous Mesophase Geometry with Hexagonal Symmetry

Schroeder-Turk, Gerd E; Varslot, Trond; De Campo, Liliana; Kapfer, Sebastian C; Mickel, Walter

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We report that a specific realization of Schwarz's triply periodic hexagonal minimal surface is isotropic with respect to the Doi-Ohta interface tensor and simultaneously has minimal packing and stretching frustration similar to those of the commonly found cubic bicontinuous mesophases. This hexagonal surface, of symmetry P63/mmc with a lattice ratio of c/a = 0.832, is therefore a likely candidate geometry for self-assembled lipid/surfactant or copolymer mesophases. Furthermore, both the peak...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59868
Source: Langmuir
DOI: 10.1021/la201718a

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