Polymer-stabilized supercooled blue phase

Hyunseok Choi, Hiroki Higuchi, Yukiko Ogawa, Hirotsugu Kikuchi

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We report a method to prepare a polymer-stabilized liquid-crystal blue phase that is effective over a wide range of temperature. There are two main key points about this method: (1) A precursor solution is injected into the cell at an enough high temperature above the blue phase-isotropic phase transition point, and (2) a photo-polymerization process with a deeply supercooled blue phase of the precursor solution stabilizes the phase. Thus, a polymer-stabilized "supercooled" blue phase is achieved through photo-polymerization over a wide range of temperature. The proposed method will be very beneficial for manufacturing blue-phase-mode liquid crystal displays.

Original languageEnglish
Article number131904
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Sep 24 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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