Lattice plane control of liquid crystal blue phase

Shin Ichi Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Haseba, Hiroki Higuchi, Yasushi Okumura, Hirotsugu Kikuchi

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Abstract

A correlation between the orientation of the lattice plane of liquid crystal blue phase (BP) and the surface free energy of the solid substrates which were coated with a polyimide thin layer or treated by a silane coupling reagent was investigated. The lattice plane was identified from the optical texture observation and the reflection spectra of BP. It was confirmed that the orientation of the lattice plane of BP was closely related to the surface free energy of the substrate. In particular, the area fraction of the lattice plane {110} of BP I increased as the polar component (γp) decreased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-645
Number of pages7
JournalLiquid Crystals
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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