5 March 2013 Engineered complex molecular order in liquid crystals towards unusual optics and responsive mechanics
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Defects in liquid crystals have been studied over decades to disclose information and knowledge on the structure of LC phases. More recently, LC defects have been identified as a tool to implement new physical functions useful in optical films for polarization conversion or mechanical actuators able to adopt novel exotic shapes. In the present paper we describe a general methodology to engineer different defect patterns by combining the use of linear photopolymerizable polymers and liquid crystals.
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Carlos Sánchez-Somolinos, Carlos Sánchez-Somolinos, Laurens T. de Haan, Laurens T. de Haan, Albert P. H. J. Schenning, Albert P. H. J. Schenning, Cees W. M. Bastiaansen, Cees W. M. Bastiaansen, Dirk J. Broer, Dirk J. Broer, } "Engineered complex molecular order in liquid crystals towards unusual optics and responsive mechanics ", Proc. SPIE 8642, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VIII, 864204 (5 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2007269; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2007269
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