Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp 1019–1022 | Cite as

Macroscopic chirality of strings

  • S. V. Stovbun
  • A. M. Zanin
  • A. A. Skoblin
  • A. I. Mikhailov
  • R. G. Kostyanovskii
  • M. V. Grishin
  • B. R. Shub
Dynamics of Phase Transitions

Abstract

The macroscopic chirality of strings in xerogel obtained from a solution of N-trifluoroacetyl-R(+)-valinol in cyclohexane was revealed by atomic force microscopy and circular dichroism. The characteristic plots on different scales are reported, namely, large-scale “chaos” (∼100 μm), string commutation (∼10 μm), and “fine” structure (∼1 μm).

Keywords

chirality circular dichroism atomic force microscopy strings xerogel 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Stovbun
    • 1
  • A. M. Zanin
    • 1
  • A. A. Skoblin
    • 1
  • A. I. Mikhailov
    • 1
  • R. G. Kostyanovskii
    • 1
  • M. V. Grishin
    • 1
  • B. R. Shub
    • 1
  1. 1.Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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