Permanent Electric Dipole-Dipole Interactions in Lyotropic Polypeptide Liquid Crystals
Research Associate, Department of Industrial Chemistry
東京工芸大学工学部紀要 = The Academic Reports, the Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Polytechnic University,
arxiv: Quantitative Biology::Biomolecules | Condensed Matter::Soft Condensed Matter
The interaction energy between two adjacent α-helical molecules was calculated taking into account for permanent electric dipoles locating orl the helical core of a polymer mainchain in order to explain the cholesteric structure of lyotropic polypeptide liquid crystals. It was concluded that the dipole-dipole interactions were responsible for the formation of the cholesteric structure.