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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 928–934

Critical temperature in phase transition of blue phase liquid crystal

Shui-Bin Ni, Ji-Liang Zhu, Jian Tan, Xiao-Yang Sun, En-Wei Zhong, Yi-Jun Wang, Chao Ping Chen, Zhi-Cheng Ye, Gu-Feng He, Jian-Gang Lu, and Yikai Su  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 7, pp. 928-934 (2013)

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A critical temperature is found in the phase transition of blue phase liquid crystal (BPLC), which affects the electro-optical properties and polymer stabilization of polymer stabilized BPLCs (PSBPLCs). The relation between lattice formation process of BPLCs and the temperature is also demonstrated showing that the heterogeneous lattice generation and the homogeneous lattice growth dominate the different temperature ranges in phase transition process. With different cooling rates, the material properties of BPLCs change as the result of different stages of heterogeneous lattice generation and homogeneous lattice growth.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Liquid Crystals

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2013
Published: June 4, 2013

Shui-Bin Ni, Ji-Liang Zhu, Jian Tan, Xiao-Yang Sun, En-Wei Zhong, Yi-Jun Wang, Chao Ping Chen, Zhi-Cheng Ye, Gu-Feng He, Jian-Gang Lu, and Yikai Su, "Critical temperature in phase transition of blue phase liquid crystal," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 928-934 (2013)

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