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Inducing monodomain blue phase liquid crystals by long-lasting voltage application during temperature variation

Hannah Claus, Oliver Willekens, Olga Chojnowska, Roman Dabrowski, Jeroen Beeckman UGent and Kristiaan Neyts UGent (2016) LIQUID CRYSTALS. 43(5). p.688-693
abstract
We demonstrate a new successful technique for inducing a monodomain in blue phase (BP) liquid crystals (BPLCs). By application of an AC voltage during the cooling or heating of the material into the BP temperature range, a fairly homogeneous BP area was obtained, compared to the case without voltage. We determined that applying a voltage of 3.3V/mu m was very effective in terms of obtaining a monodomain: for four of the seven different applied cooling/heating rates an area ratio of more than 99% was obtained for one particular BP orientation. This study describes a successful and replicable technique to make a BPLC monodomain, which is important for the development of BPLCs and other applications.
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published
subject
keyword
liquid crystals, Monodomain, electrical treatment, blue phase
journal title
LIQUID CRYSTALS
Liq. Cryst.
volume
43
issue
5
pages
688 - 693
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000373973100015
JCR category
MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
2.661 (2016)
JCR rank
81/275 (2016)
JCR quartile
2 (2016)
ISSN
0267-8292
DOI
10.1080/02678292.2016.1139199
project
Center for nano- and biophotonics (NB-Photonics)
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
7213832
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7213832
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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/02678292.2016.1139199
date created
2016-05-17 12:11:58
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:47:15
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  abstract     = {We demonstrate a new successful technique for inducing a monodomain in blue phase (BP) liquid crystals (BPLCs). By application of an AC voltage during the cooling or heating of the material into the BP temperature range, a fairly homogeneous BP area was obtained, compared to the case without voltage. We determined that applying a voltage of 3.3V/mu m was very effective in terms of obtaining a monodomain: for four of the seven different applied cooling/heating rates an area ratio of more than 99\% was obtained for one particular BP orientation. This study describes a successful and replicable technique to make a BPLC monodomain, which is important for the development of BPLCs and other applications.},
  author       = {Claus, Hannah and Willekens, Oliver and Chojnowska, Olga and Dabrowski, Roman and Beeckman, Jeroen and Neyts, Kristiaan},
  issn         = {0267-8292},
  journal      = {LIQUID CRYSTALS},
  keyword      = {liquid crystals,Monodomain,electrical treatment,blue phase},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {688--693},
  title        = {Inducing monodomain blue phase liquid crystals by long-lasting voltage application during temperature variation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2016.1139199},
  volume       = {43},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Claus, Hannah, Oliver Willekens, Olga Chojnowska, Roman Dabrowski, Jeroen Beeckman, and Kristiaan Neyts. 2016. “Inducing Monodomain Blue Phase Liquid Crystals by Long-lasting Voltage Application During Temperature Variation.” Liquid Crystals 43 (5): 688–693.
APA
Claus, H., Willekens, O., Chojnowska, O., Dabrowski, R., Beeckman, J., & Neyts, K. (2016). Inducing monodomain blue phase liquid crystals by long-lasting voltage application during temperature variation. LIQUID CRYSTALS, 43(5), 688–693.
Vancouver
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Claus H, Willekens O, Chojnowska O, Dabrowski R, Beeckman J, Neyts K. Inducing monodomain blue phase liquid crystals by long-lasting voltage application during temperature variation. LIQUID CRYSTALS. 2016;43(5):688–93.
MLA
Claus, Hannah, Oliver Willekens, Olga Chojnowska, et al. “Inducing Monodomain Blue Phase Liquid Crystals by Long-lasting Voltage Application During Temperature Variation.” LIQUID CRYSTALS 43.5 (2016): 688–693. Print.