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Liquid Crystalline Amorphous Blue Phase and Its Large Electrooptical Kerr Effect
Journal of Materials Chemistry (2011)
  • Khoa V. Le
  • Satoshi Aya
  • Yuji Sasaki
  • Hyunhee Choi
  • Fumito Araoka
  • Kenji Ema
  • Jozef Mieczkowski
  • Antal Jákli, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Ken Ishikawa
  • Hideo Takezoe
Abstract

An amorphous blue phase III with low and wide thermal range (similar to 20 degrees C) including room temperature is induced by doping a bent-core nematic with a strong chiral material. We confirm that the electrooptical response is due to the Kerr effect, with the Kerr constant being up to two orders of magnitude larger than conventional Kerr materials such as nitrobenzene.

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Publication Date
January 1, 2011
Publisher Statement
Available on publisher's site at http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0jm04009.
Citation Information
Khoa V. Le, Satoshi Aya, Yuji Sasaki, Hyunhee Choi, et al.. "Liquid Crystalline Amorphous Blue Phase and Its Large Electrooptical Kerr Effect" Journal of Materials Chemistry Vol. 21 Iss. 9 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/antal_jakli/40/