Local chiral symmetry breaking in triatic liquid crystals.

@article{Zhao2012LocalCS,
  title={Local chiral symmetry breaking in triatic liquid crystals.},
  author={Kun Zhao and Robijn F. Bruinsma and Thomas G. Mason},
  journal={Nature communications},
  year={2012},
  volume={3},
  pages={801}
}
Understanding the behaviour of thermally excited many-particle systems, composed of a single particle type having a well-defined shape and size, is important in condensed matter, notably protein crystallization. Here we observe and explain the origin of local chiral symmetry breaking in a surprisingly simple system of hard Brownian particles: achiral regular triangles confined to two dimensions. Using enhanced optical video particle-tracking microscopy, we show that microscale lithographic… CONTINUE READING
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