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Stretchable liquid-crystal blue-phase gels

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Liquid-crystalline polymers are materials of considerable scientific interest and technological value. An important subset of these materials exhibit rubber-like elasticity, combining the optical properties of liquid crystals with the mechanical properties of rubber. Moreover, they exhibit behaviour not seen in either type of material independently, and many of their properties depend crucially on the particular mesophase employed. Such stretchable liquid-crystalline polymers have previously ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1038/nmat3993

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Materials
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS
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Morris, SM
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature materials Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
8
Pages:
817-821
Publication date:
2014-08-05
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EISSN:
1476-4660
ISSN:
1476-1122
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uuid:f1c9b8ff-0572-42d6-b108-25aeb42170f9
Source identifiers:
466962
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pubs:466962

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