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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
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1038/nmat3993

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Materials
ORCID:
0000-0001-5199-6096
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Condensed Matter Physics
ORCID:
0000-0003-0721-7854
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COSMOS project (grants EP/D04894X/1 and EP/H046658/1)
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Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature materials Journal website
Issue:
8
Publication date:
2014-08-15
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EISSN:
1476-4660
ISSN:
1476-1122
Pubs id:
pubs:466962
URN:
uri:fe62e8dd-fbb9-4ff6-b2ba-2bb08826f344
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uuid:fe62e8dd-fbb9-4ff6-b2ba-2bb08826f344
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pubs:466962

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