Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phases

  title={Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phases},
  author={H. Kikuchi and Masayuki Yokota and Yoshiaki Hisakado and H. Yang and T. Kajiyama},
  journal={Nature Materials},
  • H. Kikuchi, Masayuki Yokota, +2 authors T. Kajiyama
  • Published 2002
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Nature Materials
  • Blue phases are types of liquid crystal phases that appear in a temperature range between a chiral nematic phase and an isotropic liquid phase. Because blue phases have a three-dimensional cubic structure with lattice periods of several hundred nanometres, they exhibit selective Bragg reflections in the range of visible light corresponding to the cubic lattice. From the viewpoint of applications, although blue phases are of interest for fast light modulators or tunable photonic crystals, the… CONTINUE READING
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