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  • fig. S1. SEM images of representative BRs with different geometries.
  • fig. S2. SEM images of representative asymmetric BRs with different geometries.
  • fig. S3. Sedimentation of BRs.
  • fig. S4. Volume fraction of BRs in the bottom ordered phase.
  • fig. S5. Flow feature of the LC phase.
  • fig. S6. Shear-induced LC formation.
  • fig. S7. POM images showing the long-range ordering of BRs in the SmCSPA phase.
  • fig. S8. Optical activity of the TSm phase.
  • fig. S9. CD spectra of the TSm phase.
  • fig. S10. LC phase of straight rods withL/D < 3.5.
  • fig. S11. LC phases of BRs with small α and L/D.
  • fig. S12. LC phases of BRs with increased α and/or L/D.
  • fig. S13. LC phase of BRs with large α but small L/D.
  • fig. S14. LC phases of BRs with α ≥ 33° and L/D ≥ 8.0.
  • fig. S15. LC phases of asymmetric BRs packed in an interdigitated arrangement.
  • fig. S16. LC phases of asymmetric BRs packed in a loose arrangement fashion.
  • fig. S17. Model of a BR.
  • fig. S18. The order parameters of Q002 and Q222 vary with time for BR with α = 5° and L/D = 4.
  • fig. S19. The order parameters of Q002 and Q222 vary with time for BR with α = 35° and L/D = 6.
  • fig. S20. LC phases observed by simulations.
  • table S1. Pressure components in three directions varying with Lz.
  • note S1. Tensor order parameters.
  • note S2. Orientation parameter.
  • note S3. Uniaxial or biaxial order of BRs based on tensor order parameter.
  • note S4. Twist or non-TSm phase of BRs based on both orientation and tensor order parameters.
  • note S5. Simulation results.
  • References (35–37)

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