Numerical results for the blue phases

  title={Numerical results for the blue phases},
  author={Gareth P. Alexander and Julia M. Yeomans},
  journal={Liquid Crystals},
  pages={1215 - 1227}
We review recent numerical work investigating the equilibrium phase diagram, and the dynamics of the cholesteric blue phases. In equilibrium numerical results confirm the predictions of the classic analytical theories, and extend them to incorporate different values of the elastic constants, or the effects of an applied electric field. There is a striking increase in the stability of blue phase I in systems where the cholesteric undergoes helical sense inversion, and the anomalous… 
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