There has been great interest recently in the fabrication of metal nanoparticles/liquid crystals composites. In this study, we investigate the expansion of temperature range and the improvement of the electro-optical properties of blue phases by doping with gold nanoparticles. Gold nanoparticles with mesogenic coatings are prepared in order to obtain good dispersity and miscibility of the nanoparticles into liquid crystals. We report the results of detailed electro-optical studies using the gold nanoparticles which facilitate further applications of hybrid materials, and the method of the improvement in the miscibility of the nanoparticles into liquid crystals is examined from the viewpoint of material design.
|Translated title of the contribution||PB48 Electro-optical properties of liquid crystalline blue phases doped with gold nanoparticles|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 20 2012|