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Confined blue phases: Trapping of colloidal particles in disclination superstructures

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In confined blue phases numerous quasi 2D disclination networks ranging from rings to double helices can be stable. We have recently demonstrated how such networks act as arrays of trapping sites that can lead to easy assembling of colloidal particles in complex 2D lattice structures. In this short overview we summarize main results of our Landau - de Gennes modeling combined with topology that was proven to be useful in bulk blue phase colloids. Effects of confinement, particle anchoring, an...

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10.1117/12.893160

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, REF-Physics
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume:
8114
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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0277-786X
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uuid:fd5777d2-2c08-41c2-950c-172401dbe6e8
Source identifiers:
194652
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pubs:194652

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