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A Rhombohedral Family of Minimal Surfaces as a Pathway between the P and D Cubic Mesophases

Schroeder, Gerd; Ramsden, Stuart; Fogden, A; Hyde, Stephen

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A medial surface (MS) analysis of the rhombohedral infinite periodic minimal surface family rPD is presented. The rPD family of bicontinuous surfaces has been suggested as a pathway for transitions between its two cubic members, the P and the D surface, in mesophases in liquid-crystalline self-assembly. The MS is a representation of a labyrinth as a centered 2D skeleton. By providing a definition of a pointwise channel diameter, the MS allows for an analysis of homogeneity of such surfaces...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78174
Source: Physica A: Statistical mechanics and its applications
DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2004.03.056

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