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Solvent-induced self-assembly of uniform lying helix alignment of the cholesteric liquid crystal phase for the flexoelectro-optic effect

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A uniform lying helix (ULH) alignment of cholesteric liquid crystals (LCs) is obtained using a solvent evaporation technique. The solvent evaporation method allows for the spontaneous formation of a virtually defect-free alignment, even in the absence of an external electric field. A small amount of solvent diffuses into the LC and changes its phase into isotropic state where the individual LC molecules are more mobile. As the solvent diffuses out of the LC and consequently evaporates, additi...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/02678292.2018.1425492

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
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Fondation Philippe Wiener - Maurice Anspach More from this funder
Fund for Research Training in Industry and Agriculture More from this funder
Fonds David et Alice Van Buuren More from this funder
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Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Liquid Crystals Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
5
Pages:
774-782
Publication date:
2018-01-16
Acceptance date:
2018-01-04
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EISSN:
1366-5855
ISSN:
0267-8292
Pubs id:
pubs:820209
URN:
uri:6a066cc3-df9b-4703-9915-120e1ebc378c
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uuid:6a066cc3-df9b-4703-9915-120e1ebc378c
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pubs:820209

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