Liquid crystalline blue phases

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Abstract

Blue phases are known to appear in chiral liquid crystals in a small temperature range between the chiral nematic phase and the isotropic one. They are optically active, non-birefringent, and they show Bragg diffraction of light in the visible wavelength, measuring several hundred nanometers. Their exotic structures and properties result from the competition between chiral forces and packing topology. Recently, the blue phases have attracted the attention in the field of optoelectronics and photonics. The following article summarizes the basic properties, especially the frustration in the double twist molecular alignment which is the origin of stabilization of the blue phase, and history of the blue phase studies, and describes significant advances that have been recently reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystalline Functional Assemblies and Their Supramolecular Structures
EditorsTakashi Kato
Pages99-117
Number of pages19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 18 2007

Publication series

NameStructure and Bonding
Volume128
ISSN (Print)0081-5993
ISSN (Electronic)1616-8550

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Liquid Crystals
Molecular orientation
Optoelectronic devices
Photonics
Stabilization
Diffraction
History
Topology
Crystalline materials
Wavelength
Liquids
frustration
liquids
topology
stabilization
liquid crystals
alignment
histories
photonics
Temperature

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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Kikuchi, H. (2007). Liquid crystalline blue phases. In T. Kato (Ed.), Liquid Crystalline Functional Assemblies and Their Supramolecular Structures (pp. 99-117). (Structure and Bonding; Vol. 128). https://doi.org/10.1007/430_2007_075

Liquid crystalline blue phases. / Kikuchi, Hirotsugu.

Liquid Crystalline Functional Assemblies and Their Supramolecular Structures. ed. / Takashi Kato. 2007. p. 99-117 (Structure and Bonding; Vol. 128).

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Kikuchi, H 2007, Liquid crystalline blue phases. in T Kato (ed.), Liquid Crystalline Functional Assemblies and Their Supramolecular Structures. Structure and Bonding, vol. 128, pp. 99-117. https://doi.org/10.1007/430_2007_075
Kikuchi H. Liquid crystalline blue phases. In Kato T, editor, Liquid Crystalline Functional Assemblies and Their Supramolecular Structures. 2007. p. 99-117. (Structure and Bonding). https://doi.org/10.1007/430_2007_075
Kikuchi, Hirotsugu. / Liquid crystalline blue phases. Liquid Crystalline Functional Assemblies and Their Supramolecular Structures. editor / Takashi Kato. 2007. pp. 99-117 (Structure and Bonding).
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