A giant polymer lattice in a polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal

H. Kikuchi, S. Izena, H. Higuchi, Y. Okumura, K. Higashiguchi

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Abstract

Ultrasmall-angle synchrotron X-ray scattering measurements showed that a three-dimensional polymer lattice of a few 100 nm order with body-centered cubic O8- symmetry was formed in a polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal. We obtained clear experimental evidence that the polymer chains condensed selectively in the disclinations within the blue phase during photo-polymerization of monomers in the blue phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4572-4575
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Volume11
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 21 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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