Exotic defect structures and their optical properties in a strongly confined chiral liquid crystal

Junichi Fukuda, Slobodan Žumer

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Abstract

We numerically investigate structural and optical properties of a highly chiral liquid crystal when it is confined in a thin planar cell imposing strong homeotropic anchoring. Various stable exotic defect structures different from those of bulk cholesteric blue phases are found depending on temperature and cell thickness. We also study how a planar cell with these defect structures reflect and transmit incident light, paying particular attention to a structure with double-helix disclination lines and one similar to bulk BP II.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-77
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume594
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 3 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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