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A giant polymer lattice in a polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal

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Abstract

Ultrasmall-angle synchrotron X-ray scattering measurements showed that a three-dimensional polymer lattice of a few 100 nm order with body-centered cubic O8− symmetry was formed in a polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal. We obtained clear experimental evidence that the polymer chains condensed selectively in the disclinations within the blue phase during photo-polymerization of monomers in the blue phase.

Graphical abstract: A giant polymer lattice in a polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal

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Submitted
26 Mar 2015
Accepted
24 Apr 2015
First published
24 Apr 2015

Soft Matter, 2015,11, 4572-4575
Article type
Communication
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A giant polymer lattice in a polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal

H. Kikuchi, S. Izena, H. Higuchi, Y. Okumura and K. Higashiguchi, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 4572
DOI: 10.1039/C5SM00711A

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