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Dynamic color in stimuli-responsive cholesteric liquid crystals

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Abstract

ROY G. BIV is the acronym used around the English-speaking world to aid children in the memorization of the traditional colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). Color surrounds us and the ability to change color by external stimuli (heat, force, light exposure, magnetic or electric field) continues to be leveraged for many present day applications. This review focuses on the state of the art in the use of cholesteric liquid crystals (CLCs) as color changing optical materials. After a brief summary of thermal and electrically induced color changes, the bulk of the article describes recent efforts in photoresponsive CLCs, materials in which light is used to control the color output.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic color in stimuli-responsive cholesteric liquid crystals

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The article was received on 26 Mar 2010, accepted on 08 Jul 2010 and first published on 17 Aug 2010


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM00843E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 9832-9847
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    Dynamic color in stimuli-responsive cholesteric liquid crystals

    T. J. White, M. E. McConney and T. J. Bunning, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 9832
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM00843E

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