Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
CONJUGATED POLYMERS; DISPERSION; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; Physics, Applied
Since 1981, blue phase liquid crystal (BPLC) was regarded as optical isotropy and high contrast ratio (CR) should be achieved easily. However, low CR of BPLC display was reported in all literatures. Here, we show BPLC is non-ideal optical isotropy which leads to poor CR. In our report, BPLC not only revealed primary structure of double-twist cylinder and secondary structure of lattice but also revealed tertiary structure of self-alignment on electrode surface. This finding will be useful to improve CR and inspire researches in display industry and academics.
Applied Physics Letters
Lan, Yi-Fen; Liu, Yifan; Huang, Pu-Jung; Xu, Daming; Tsai, Cheng-Yeh; Lin, Chin-Huan; Sugiura, Norio; and Wu, Shin-Tson, "Non-ideal optical isotropy of blue phase liquid crystal" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5615.