The stabilizing effect of the polymer-stabilized blue phases which exhibit extremely wide temperature range of the blue phase is thought to be due to a selective aggregation of polymers to discrination lines. However, there has been no report to clarify the spatial distribution of the polymers in the polymer-stabilized blue phases so far. Then, we introduced iodine into the monomer which is polymerized in blue phases, and prepared the polymer network with high X ray scattering ability. The three-dimensionally periodic structures of polymers on the order of 100 nm in blue phases were proved for the first time by the small angle X-ray scattering measurements.
|Translated title of the contribution||Structral Analyses of Polymer Aggregation State in Polymer Stabilized Blue Phases.|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|