Discotic columnar liquid crystal studied in the bulk and nanoconfined states by molecular dynamics simulation.


A prototypical Gay Berne discotic liquid crystal was studied by means of molecular dynamics simulations both in the bulk state and under confinement in a nanoporous channel. The phase behavior of the confined system strongly differs from its bulk counterpart: the bulk isotropic-to-columnar transition is replaced by a continuous ordering from a paranematic… (More)
DOI: 10.1063/1.4896052


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