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Engineered complex molecular order in liquid crystals towards unusual optics and responsive mechanics
Author(s): Carlos Sánchez-Somolinos; Laurens T. de Haan; Albert P. H. J. Schenning; Cees W. M. Bastiaansen; Dirk J. Broer
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Paper Abstract

Defects in liquid crystals have been studied over decades to disclose information and knowledge on the structure of LC phases. More recently, LC defects have been identified as a tool to implement new physical functions useful in optical films for polarization conversion or mechanical actuators able to adopt novel exotic shapes. In the present paper we describe a general methodology to engineer different defect patterns by combining the use of linear photopolymerizable polymers and liquid crystals.

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Date Published: 5 March 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8642, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VIII, 864204 (5 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2007269
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Carlos Sánchez-Somolinos, CSIC-Univ. de Zaragoza (Spain)
Laurens T. de Haan, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Albert P. H. J. Schenning, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Cees W. M. Bastiaansen, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Queen Mary Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Dirk J. Broer, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8642:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VIII
Liang-Chy Chien; Dick J. Broer; Vladimir Chigrinov; Tae-Hoon Yoon, Editor(s)

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