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Chiral interactions in liquid crystals

The chirality of colloids dispersed in achiral liquid crystals shapes colloidal dynamics and interactions, giving rise to chiral supramolecular assemblies and attractive or repulsive colloidal motions.

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Figure 1: Chiral colloids in an achiral liquid crystal and chirality-dependent interactions of colloids.


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Nayani, K., Kim, YK. & Abbott, N. Chiral interactions in liquid crystals. Nature Mater 17, 14–15 (2018).

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