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Invited Journal Articles
- “Biaxial Nematic Phases” (20th Anniversary Article),
C. Tschierske, D.J. Photinos, J. Mater. Chem 20, 4263-4294 (2010).
- “Study of the biaxiality in the nematic phase of liquid crystals in terms of orientational order parameters by infrared spectroscopy”,
A. Kocot and J. K. Vij, Liquid Crystals 37, 653-667 (2010).
- “Extending the Maier–Saupe theory to cybotactic nematics”,
S. Droulias, A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, Liquid Crystals 37, 969-976 (2010).
Journal Articles
- “Molecular dynamics and biaxiality of nematic polymers and elastomers” (‘hot article’),
F. Brömmel, W. Stille, H. Finkelmann and A. Hoffmann, Soft Matter 7, 2387-2401 (2011).
- “Nematic phases of bent-core mesogens”,
C. Keith, A. Lehmann, U. Baumeister, M. Prehm, C.Tschierske, Soft Matter 6, 1704-1721 (2010).
- “Development of polar order in liquid crystalline phases of a banana compound with a unique sequence of three orthogonal phases”,
C. Keith, M. Prehm, Y.P. Paranin, J.K. Vij and C. Tschierske, Chem. Commun. 46, 3702-3704 (2010).
- “Sign reversal in the dielectric anisotropy as functions of temperature and frequency in the nematic phase of a bent-core liquid crystal”,
Y. Jang, V.P. Panov, C. Keith, C. Tschierske, J. K. Vij, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 152903 (2010).
- “Field-induced transformations in the biaxial order of non-tilted phases in a bent-core smectic liquid crystal”,
Y.P. Panarin, M. Nagaraj, J. K. Vij, C. Keith, C. Tschierske, EPL 92, 26002 (2010).
- “Liquid crystal display modes in a nontilted bent-core biaxial smectic liquid crystal”, M. Nagaraj, Y.P. Panarin,
J. K. Vij, C. Keith, and C. Tschierske, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 213505 (2010).
- M. Nagaraj, Y. P. Panarin, U. Manna, J. K. Vij, C. Keith, and C. Tschierske,
“Electric field induced biaxiality and the electro-optic effect in a bent-core nematic liquid crystal”
, Applied Physics Letters 96, 011106 (2010).
- “Macroscopic biaxiality and electric-field-induced rotation of the minor director in the nematic phase of a bent-core mesogen”,
M. Nagaraj, K. Merkel, J. K. Vij, and A. Kocot, EPL 91, 66002 (2010).
- “Molecular model of biaxial ordering in nematic liquid crystals composed of flat molecules with four mesogenic groups”,
M. V. Gorkunov, M. A. Osipov, A. Kocot, and J. K. Vij, Physical Review E 81, 061702 (2010).
- “Spontaneous Periodic Deformations in Nonchiral Planar-Aligned Bimesogens with a Nematic-Nematic Transition and a Negative Elastic Constant”,
V. P. Panov, M. Nagaraj, J. K. Vij, Yu. P. Panarin, A. Kohlmeier, M. G. Tamba, R. A. Lewis, and G. H. Mehl, Physical Review Letters 105, 167801 (2010).
- “A molecular level simulation of a twisted nematic cell”, M. Ricci, M. Mazzeo, R. Berardi, P. Pasini, and C. Zannoni, Faraday Discussions 144, 171-185 (2010). (cited in Nature Materials News&Views 8,617, 2009).
R. Storz, A. Komp, A. Hoffmann, H. Finkelmann, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 30, 615-621(2009).

-Biaxial nematics: symmetries, order domains and field-induced phase transitions,
S. D. Peroukidis, P. K. Karahaliou, A.G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos
, Liquid Crystals, 36,727 (2009) (Invited Article).

-Symmetries and alignment of biaxial nematic liquid crystals,
P. K. Karahaliou, A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos
, Journal of Chemical Physics, 131, 124516 (2009).

- A soft-core Gay–Berne model for the simulation of liquid crystals by Hamiltonian replica exchange
Roberto Berardi, Claudio Zannoni, Juho S. Lintuvuori, and Mark R. Wilson
, Journal of Chemical Physics, 131, 174107 (2009).

- Optical confirmation of biaxial nematic (Nb) phase in a bent-core mesogen,
Yun Jang, V. Panov, A. Kocot, J. K. Vij, A. Lehmann and C. Tschierske
, Applied Physics Letters, 95, 183304 (2009).

- Ferroelectric response and induced biaxiality in the nematic phase of bent-core mesogens
O. Francescangeli, V. Stanic, S.I. Torgova, A. Strigazzi, N. Scaramuzza, C. Ferrero, I. P. Dolbnya, T. M. Weiss, R. Berardi, L. Muccioli, S. Orlandi and C. Zannoni
, Adv. Functional Mater., 19, 2592-2600 (2009).

- Spontaneously chiral domains of an achiral bent-core nematic liquid crystal in a planar aligned device
P. S. Salter, P. W. Benzie, R. A. Reddy, C. Tschierske, S. J. Elston and E. P.Raynes
, Physical Review E, 80, 031701 (2009)

- Computer simulations of biaxial nematics,
R. Berardi, L. Muccioli, S. Orlandi, M. Ricci, C. Zannoni, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20, 463101,1-16 (2008).


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High resolution calorimetric study of a liquid crystalline organosiloxane tetrapode with a biaxial nematic phase,
G. Cordoyiannis, C. Gloriaux, D. Apreutesei, G. H. Mehl, J. Thoen
, Phys. Rev. E, 78, 011708 (2008).
  
Invited Oral Presentations in Conferences
- C. Tschierske, C. Keith, A. Lehmann, M. Prehm, U. Baumeister, and G. Shanker, “Nematic phases of bent-core molecules”, 2010 British Liquid Crystal Society Annual Meeting, Hull, 2010.
- S.D. Peroukidis, S. Droulias, A.G. Vanakaras, D.J. Photinos, “Hierarhical Domain Structure in Nematics”, 23rd International Liquid Crystal Conference(ILCC2010), 11-16 July, Krakow, Poland (2010).
- C. Zannoni, “Building Soft Matter from the Bottom up: a Computer Simulation Approach”, Colloqui Classe di Scienze, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 24 February 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “From Generic to Atomistic Models for Liquid Crystals. How relevant are the details?”, Workshop “Recent developments in the analysis and modelling of liquid crystals”, Mathematical Institute, OxPDE, University of Oxford, UK, 15-16 March 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Obtaining Soft Matter Molecular Organizations via Computer Simulations”, ONE-P Summer School “Organic nanomaterials for Electronics and Photonics”, Erice, ISLC, 13- 20 April 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Is Nano Just Very Small?”, Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nephrology and Organ Substitution, Bologna, 22-23 April 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Modelling and simulation of some soft matter systems”, German Research School for Simulation Science, Jülich, DE,15 June 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystal Soft Matter”, 27th Meeting of the Chinese Chemical Society, Session 14: Methods and Applications of Theoretical Chemistry, Xiamen University, CN, 20 June 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystal Soft Matter”, Fudan University, Shangai, CN, 22 June 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystal Soft Matter”, Chem Soc Rev International Symposium, Beihang University, Beijing, CN, 24 June 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystalline Molecular Organizations: from Generic to Atomistic Models”, 5th Japanese - Italian Workshop on Liquid Crystals, Cetraro, 7-8 July 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystals at various resolutions: Descriptions and predictions”, International Liquid Crystals Conference ILCC 2010, Krakow, PL, 11 July 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Predictive Atomistic Simulations of Liquid Crystals”, International Liquid Crystals Conference ILCC 2010, Krakow, PL, 15 July 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Liquid crystals organizations from the bulk to surfaces”, Confined Liquid Crystals: Landmarks and Perspectives, Ljubljana, SLO, 19-20th July 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystals: from Generic to Atomistic Models”, SPIE, Optics+Photonics 2010, Liquid Crystals XIV, San Diego, US, 1-5 August 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Computer simulations of soft matter molecular organizations”, “SUPERIOR” Summer School ‘Design, synthesis and physico-chemical properties of supramolecularly-engineered nanostructured materials’, Mons, BE, 1st September 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Descriptive and Predictive Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystalline Molecular Organizations”, 3rd International Workshop on Liquid Crystals For Photonics, Elche (Alicante), ES, 8-10 September 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “Computer simulations of soft matter molecular organizations”, Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori, Pavia, 3 December 2010.
- C. Zannoni, “From Generic to Atomistic Models for Liquid Crystals and their Molecular Organization”, Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Stuttgart, 25 January 2011.
Conference Oral Presentations
- C. Tschierske, M. Prehm, U. Baumeister, C. Keith, A. Lehmann, and G. Shanker, “Nematic phases of bent-core molecules and their potential biaxiality”, 38th topical meeting on Liquid Crystals Main 2010.
- F. Brömmel, W. Stille, D. Kramer, A. Hoffmann, and H. Finkelmann, “Molecular Dynamics and Biaxiality of Nematic Polymers and Elastomers”, 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress, Glasgow, UK, July 2010.
- S. D. Peroukidis, A. G. Vanakaras, D. J. Photinos, On the molecular origins of local and long-range order of bent-core nematic liquid crystals, 11th European Conference in Liquid Crystals (ECLC2011), 7-11 Feb., Maribor, Slovenia (2011).
 - S. Droulias, A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, Molecular theory of cybotactic nematics: field-induced orientational order, 11th European Conference in Liquid Crystals (ECLC2011), 7-11 Feb., Maribor, Slovenia (2011).
- D. Kramer, F. Brömmel, H. Finkelmann, and A. Hoffmann, “Reorientation Behaviour and Biaxiality of Smectic-A Elastomers”, 11th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Maribor, Slovenia, February 2011.
- M.-G. Tamba, A. Kohlmeier, and G. H. Mehl, “Synthesis and investigation of the structure-properties relationships of new symmetric and non-symmetric dimeric molecules which exhibit nematic –nematic phase transition”, 11th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Maribor, 07-11.02. 2011, Slovenia.
Conferences Poster Presentations
- F. Brömmel, G. Osterwinter, A. Hoffmann, and H. Finkelmann, “Biaxiality of Elastomers in Various Attachment Geometries”, 38th Topical Meeting on Liquid Crystals, Mainz, Germany, March 2010.
- A. Lehmann, C. Keith, U. Baumeister, M. Prehm, and C. Tschierske, “The transition from nematic to smectic phases of bent-core molecules derived from 4-cyanoresorcinol”, 38th topical meeting on Liquid Crystals Main 2010.
- G. Shanker, M. Prehm, and C. Tschierske, “Laterally connected dimesogens and rod-core couples”, 38th topical meeting on Liquid Crystals Main 2010.
- G. Shanker, M. Prehm, and C. Tschierske, “Laterally connected bent-core dimesogens and rod-bent-core couples”, 2010 British Liquid Crystal Society Annual Meeting, Hull, 2010.
- P. K. Karahaliou, A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, “Symmetries and Allignmnet of Biaxial Nematics”, 23rd International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC2010), 11-16 July, Krakow, Poland (2010).
- Karina Geese, Marko Prehm, and Carsten Tschierske, “Design of New Lambda-Shaped and Umbrella-Shaped Molecules with Nematic Phases”, 23rd International Liquid Crystal Conference, Krakow, 2010.
- I. Miglioli, A. Arcioni, C. Bacchiocchi, R. Berardi, L. Muccioli1, A. Pizzirusso, D. Summa, A. Kohlmeier, G. H. Mehl, and C. Zannoni, “An ESR characterization of α,ω­bis(4'­cyanobiphenyl­4­yl)undecane symmetric dimer mesophases”, 23rd International Liquid Crystal Conference , 11-16. 07. 2010. Krakow, Poland.
- V. Panov, M. Nagaraj, A. Kocot, Y. Panarin, J. K. Vij, and G. H. Mehl, “Periodic stripe domains in non-chiral planar aligned bimesogens”, 23rd International Liquid Crystal Conference, 11-16. 07. 2010. Krakow, Poland.
- C. S. P. Tripati, P. Losada-Pérez, J. Leys, C. Glorieux, A. Kohlmeier, M.G. Tamba,  G. H. Mehl, and J. Thoen, “Phase transitions study of a cyanobiphenyl dimer exhibiting a nematic-nematic phase transition by means of high-resolution adiabatic scanning calorimetry”, 23rd International Liquid Crystal Conference , 11-16. 07. 2010. Krakow, Poland.
- M.-G. Tamba, A. Kohlmeier, and G. H. Mehl, “Nematic – nematic phase transitions in binary systems containing liquid crystal dimers with a positive dielectric anisotropy”, 23rd International Liquid Crystal Conference, 11-16. 07. 2010. Krakow, Poland.
- M.-G. Tamba, R. A. Lewis, A. Kohlmeier, and G. H. Mehl, “Nematic – nematic phase transitions in liquid crystal dimers with a negative dielectric anisotropy”, 23rd International Liquid Crystal Conference, 11-16. 07. 2010. Krakow, Poland.
- M.-G. Tamba, A. Kohlmeier, R. A. Lewis, and G. H. Mehl, “Nematic – nematic phase transitions in dimers – the results of calorimetric, optical and structural investigations”, 23rd International Liquid Crystal Conference, 11-16. 07. 2010. Krakow, Poland.
- F. Brömmel, P. Zou, H. Finkelmann, and A. Hoffmann, “Biaxiality of nematic lc elastomers”, 11th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Maribor, Slovenia, February 2011.
- C. S. P. Tripathi, P. Losada-Pérez, J. Leys, A. Kohlmeier, M.G. Tamba, G. H. Mehl, and C. Glorieux, “Investigations of the nematic-nematic phase transition in mixtures of the cyanobiphenyl dimer CB_C9_CB and 5CB by means of high resolution adiabatic scanning calorimetry”, 11th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Maribor , 07-11.02. 2011, Slovenia.
- M.-G. Tamba, A. Kohlmeier, and G. H. Mehl, “Synthesis and investigation of the structure-properties relationships of new symmetric and non-symmetric dimeric molecules which exhibit nematic –nematic phase transition”, 11th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Maribor , 07-11.02. 2011, Slovenia.