Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Phys Rev Lett. 2005 Sep 2;95(10):107802. Epub 2005 Aug 31.

Layer-scale optical chirality of liquid-crystalline phases.

Author information

1
Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, 80309, USA.

Abstract

We present a model for the optical chirality of layered liquid-crystalline phases. The model demonstrates that uniform stacking of chiral layers can lead to significant collective optical rotation, even in the absence of a superlayer helix. We predict the optical rotation of the B2 phases of bent-core liquid crystals, which can have optical rotation as large as 1000 times the molecular optical activity.

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for American Physical Society
Loading ...
Support Center