Engineered complex molecular order in liquid crystals towards unusual optics and responsive mechanics

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VIII, 02 February 2012, San Francisco, California
EditorsL-C Chien, D.J. Broer, V. Chigrinov, T-H. Yoon
PublisherSPIE
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event8th Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies Conference (ELCT 2013) - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 5 Feb 20136 Feb 2013
Conference number: 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume8642
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference8th Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies Conference (ELCT 2013)
Abbreviated titleELCT 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period5/02/136/02/13

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Sanchez-Somolinos, C., Haan, de, L. T., Schenning, A. P. H. J., Bastiaansen, C. W. M., & Broer, D. J. (2013). Engineered complex molecular order in liquid crystals towards unusual optics and responsive mechanics. In L-C. Chien, D. J. Broer, V. Chigrinov, & T-H. Yoon (Eds.), Proceedings of the Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VIII, 02 February 2012, San Francisco, California (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 8642). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2007269