Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals for next-generation display and photonics applications
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Mater. Chem.
WIDE TEMPERATURE-RANGE; BLUE-PHASE; REFRACTIVE-INDEXES; BIREFRINGENCE; DISPERSIONS; VISCOSITY; MIXTURES; Chemistry, Physical; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals, including blue phases, are emerging as a strong contender for next-generation display technology because they exhibit some revolutionary features such as no need for surface alignment, submillisecond response time, isotropic dark state, and cell gap insensitivity. The basic material properties, including electric field-induced birefringence, dispersion relation of Kerr constant, and temperature dependent Kerr constant, are reviewed. Recent progress on blue phase liquid crystal material development and device structures for lowering the operating voltage are introduced. Promising applications and remaining technical challenges are also discussed.
Journal of Materials Chemistry
"Polymer-stabilized optically isotropic liquid crystals for next-generation display and photonics applications" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2139.