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Keywords:

  • amphiphiles;
  • liquid crystals;
  • nanostructures;
  • self-assembly

Abstract

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On a roll: Attachment of flexible coils to the middle of a rigid rod generates T-shaped rod–coil molecules that self-assemble into layers that roll up to form filled cylindrical and hollow tubular scrolls, depending on the coil length, in the solid state (see picture); the rods are arranged parallel to the layer plane.