Metallotropic liquid crystals formed by surfactant templating of molten metal halides

  title={Metallotropic liquid crystals formed by surfactant templating of molten metal halides},
  author={J. Martin and Cristin L Keary and T. Thornton and Mark P Novotnak and Jeremey W Knutson and Jacob C. W. Folmer},
  journal={Nature Materials},
  • J. Martin, Cristin L Keary, +3 authors Jacob C. W. Folmer
  • Published 2006
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Nature Materials
  • Liquid crystals consist of anisotropic molecular units, and most are organic molecules. Materials incorporating metals into anisotropic molecules, described as metallomesogens, have been prepared1. Anisotropic structures such as one-dimensional chains and two-dimensional layers are frequently observed in solid-state inorganic materials, however, little is understood about structural organization in melts of such materials. Achieving liquid-crystalline behaviour in inorganic fluids should be… CONTINUE READING
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