Abstract

Electro-optical properties of the polymer-stabilized blue phase (PSBP) liquid crystals (LCs) with different monomer combination and concentration were studied. Kerr constant, voltage-dependent transmittance, response time, residual birefringence and hysteresis were measured for PSBP LCs prepared using acrylate and methacrylate monomer composites. Operating voltages of PSBP LCs prepared by acrylate composites were lower than those of PSBP LCs prepared by methacrylate composites. By contrast, residual birefringence and hysteresis of PSBP LCs prepared by acrylate composites were higher than those of PSBP LCs prepared by methacrylate composites. Faster response and lower hysteresis were observed in PSBP LCs with higher monomer concentration. It was found that monomer combination and concentration strongly affected the electro-optical properties of PSBP LCs.

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2011 (7)

J. Yan and S. T. Wu, “Effect of polymer concentration and composition on blue-phase liquid crystals,” J. Display Technol.7(9), 490–493 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Y. Fan, C. T. Wang, T. H. Lin, F. C. Yu, T. H. Huang, C. Y. Liu, and N. Sugiura, “Hysteresis and residual birefringence free polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 213–215 (2011).

L. Rao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, S. Yamamoto, and Y. Haseba, “A large Kerr constant polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(8), 081109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Yan and S. T. Wu, “Polymer effect on the electro-optic properties of blue-phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 210–212 (2011).

L. Rao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, Y. C. Lai, Y. H. Chiu, H. Y. Chen, C. C. Liang, C. M. Wu, P. J. Hsieh, S. H. Liu, and K. L. Cheng, “Critical field for a hysteresis-free BPLC device,” J. Display Technol.7(12), 627–629 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Electro-optic response of liquid crystalline blue phases with different chiral pitches,” Soft Matter7(9), 4252–4256 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Fast electro-optic switching in liquid crystal blue phase II,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(13), 131905 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (1)

2009 (2)

T. Iwata, K. Suzuki, N. Amaya, H. Higuchi, H. Masunaga, S. Sasaki, and H. Kikuchi, “Control of cross-linking polymerization kinetics and polymer aggregated structure in polymer-stabilized liquid crystalline blue-phases,” Macromolecules42(6), 2002–2008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D.-U. Cho, T. Iwata, S.-W. Choi, S.-I. Yamamoto, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Polarization analysis of nanostructured chiral LC composites,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.511(1), 292/[1762]–297/[1767] (2009).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

Y. Hisakado, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in polymer stabilized liquid crystalline blue phases,” Adv. Mater.17(1), 96–98 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. Haseba, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in nanostructured chiral liquid-crystal composites over a wide-temperature range,” Adv. Mater.17(19), 2311–2315 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

H. Kikuchi, M. Yokota, Y. Hisakado, H. Yang, and T. Kajiyama, “Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phases,” Nat. Mater.1(1), 64–68 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1981 (1)

S. Meiboom, J. P. Sethna, W. P. Anderson, and W. F. Brinkman, “Theory of the blue phase cholesteric liquid crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett.46(18), 1216–1219 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

S. Meiboom and M. Sammon, “Structure of the blue phase of a cholesteric liquid crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett.44(13), 882–885 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Amaya, N.

T. Iwata, K. Suzuki, N. Amaya, H. Higuchi, H. Masunaga, S. Sasaki, and H. Kikuchi, “Control of cross-linking polymerization kinetics and polymer aggregated structure in polymer-stabilized liquid crystalline blue-phases,” Macromolecules42(6), 2002–2008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Anderson, W. P.

S. Meiboom, J. P. Sethna, W. P. Anderson, and W. F. Brinkman, “Theory of the blue phase cholesteric liquid crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett.46(18), 1216–1219 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Brinkman, W. F.

S. Meiboom, J. P. Sethna, W. P. Anderson, and W. F. Brinkman, “Theory of the blue phase cholesteric liquid crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett.46(18), 1216–1219 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Chen, H. Y.

Chen, K. M.

Cheng, K. L.

Chiu, Y. H.

Cho, D.-U.

D.-U. Cho, T. Iwata, S.-W. Choi, S.-I. Yamamoto, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Polarization analysis of nanostructured chiral LC composites,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.511(1), 292/[1762]–297/[1767] (2009).
[CrossRef]

Choi, H.

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Fast electro-optic switching in liquid crystal blue phase II,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(13), 131905 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Electro-optic response of liquid crystalline blue phases with different chiral pitches,” Soft Matter7(9), 4252–4256 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Choi, S.-W.

D.-U. Cho, T. Iwata, S.-W. Choi, S.-I. Yamamoto, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Polarization analysis of nanostructured chiral LC composites,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.511(1), 292/[1762]–297/[1767] (2009).
[CrossRef]

Fan, C. Y.

C. Y. Fan, C. T. Wang, T. H. Lin, F. C. Yu, T. H. Huang, C. Y. Liu, and N. Sugiura, “Hysteresis and residual birefringence free polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 213–215 (2011).

Gauza, S.

Haseba, Y.

L. Rao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, S. Yamamoto, and Y. Haseba, “A large Kerr constant polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(8), 081109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Y. Haseba, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in nanostructured chiral liquid-crystal composites over a wide-temperature range,” Adv. Mater.17(19), 2311–2315 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Higuchi, H.

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Electro-optic response of liquid crystalline blue phases with different chiral pitches,” Soft Matter7(9), 4252–4256 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Fast electro-optic switching in liquid crystal blue phase II,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(13), 131905 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D.-U. Cho, T. Iwata, S.-W. Choi, S.-I. Yamamoto, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Polarization analysis of nanostructured chiral LC composites,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.511(1), 292/[1762]–297/[1767] (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Iwata, K. Suzuki, N. Amaya, H. Higuchi, H. Masunaga, S. Sasaki, and H. Kikuchi, “Control of cross-linking polymerization kinetics and polymer aggregated structure in polymer-stabilized liquid crystalline blue-phases,” Macromolecules42(6), 2002–2008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hisakado, Y.

Y. Hisakado, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in polymer stabilized liquid crystalline blue phases,” Adv. Mater.17(1), 96–98 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Kikuchi, M. Yokota, Y. Hisakado, H. Yang, and T. Kajiyama, “Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phases,” Nat. Mater.1(1), 64–68 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hsieh, P. J.

Huang, T. H.

C. Y. Fan, C. T. Wang, T. H. Lin, F. C. Yu, T. H. Huang, C. Y. Liu, and N. Sugiura, “Hysteresis and residual birefringence free polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 213–215 (2011).

Iwata, T.

T. Iwata, K. Suzuki, N. Amaya, H. Higuchi, H. Masunaga, S. Sasaki, and H. Kikuchi, “Control of cross-linking polymerization kinetics and polymer aggregated structure in polymer-stabilized liquid crystalline blue-phases,” Macromolecules42(6), 2002–2008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D.-U. Cho, T. Iwata, S.-W. Choi, S.-I. Yamamoto, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Polarization analysis of nanostructured chiral LC composites,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.511(1), 292/[1762]–297/[1767] (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kajiyama, T.

Y. Hisakado, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in polymer stabilized liquid crystalline blue phases,” Adv. Mater.17(1), 96–98 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. Haseba, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in nanostructured chiral liquid-crystal composites over a wide-temperature range,” Adv. Mater.17(19), 2311–2315 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Kikuchi, M. Yokota, Y. Hisakado, H. Yang, and T. Kajiyama, “Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phases,” Nat. Mater.1(1), 64–68 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kikuchi, H.

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Fast electro-optic switching in liquid crystal blue phase II,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(13), 131905 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Electro-optic response of liquid crystalline blue phases with different chiral pitches,” Soft Matter7(9), 4252–4256 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D.-U. Cho, T. Iwata, S.-W. Choi, S.-I. Yamamoto, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Polarization analysis of nanostructured chiral LC composites,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.511(1), 292/[1762]–297/[1767] (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Iwata, K. Suzuki, N. Amaya, H. Higuchi, H. Masunaga, S. Sasaki, and H. Kikuchi, “Control of cross-linking polymerization kinetics and polymer aggregated structure in polymer-stabilized liquid crystalline blue-phases,” Macromolecules42(6), 2002–2008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Y. Hisakado, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in polymer stabilized liquid crystalline blue phases,” Adv. Mater.17(1), 96–98 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. Haseba, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in nanostructured chiral liquid-crystal composites over a wide-temperature range,” Adv. Mater.17(19), 2311–2315 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Kikuchi, M. Yokota, Y. Hisakado, H. Yang, and T. Kajiyama, “Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phases,” Nat. Mater.1(1), 64–68 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lai, Y. C.

Liang, C. C.

Lin, T. H.

C. Y. Fan, C. T. Wang, T. H. Lin, F. C. Yu, T. H. Huang, C. Y. Liu, and N. Sugiura, “Hysteresis and residual birefringence free polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 213–215 (2011).

Liu, C. Y.

C. Y. Fan, C. T. Wang, T. H. Lin, F. C. Yu, T. H. Huang, C. Y. Liu, and N. Sugiura, “Hysteresis and residual birefringence free polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 213–215 (2011).

Liu, S. H.

Masunaga, H.

T. Iwata, K. Suzuki, N. Amaya, H. Higuchi, H. Masunaga, S. Sasaki, and H. Kikuchi, “Control of cross-linking polymerization kinetics and polymer aggregated structure in polymer-stabilized liquid crystalline blue-phases,” Macromolecules42(6), 2002–2008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Meiboom, S.

S. Meiboom, J. P. Sethna, W. P. Anderson, and W. F. Brinkman, “Theory of the blue phase cholesteric liquid crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett.46(18), 1216–1219 (1981).
[CrossRef]

S. Meiboom and M. Sammon, “Structure of the blue phase of a cholesteric liquid crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett.44(13), 882–885 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Nagamura, T.

Y. Hisakado, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in polymer stabilized liquid crystalline blue phases,” Adv. Mater.17(1), 96–98 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. Haseba, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in nanostructured chiral liquid-crystal composites over a wide-temperature range,” Adv. Mater.17(19), 2311–2315 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Rao, L.

L. Rao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, S. Yamamoto, and Y. Haseba, “A large Kerr constant polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(8), 081109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Rao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, Y. C. Lai, Y. H. Chiu, H. Y. Chen, C. C. Liang, C. M. Wu, P. J. Hsieh, S. H. Liu, and K. L. Cheng, “Critical field for a hysteresis-free BPLC device,” J. Display Technol.7(12), 627–629 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Sammon, M.

S. Meiboom and M. Sammon, “Structure of the blue phase of a cholesteric liquid crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett.44(13), 882–885 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Sasaki, S.

T. Iwata, K. Suzuki, N. Amaya, H. Higuchi, H. Masunaga, S. Sasaki, and H. Kikuchi, “Control of cross-linking polymerization kinetics and polymer aggregated structure in polymer-stabilized liquid crystalline blue-phases,” Macromolecules42(6), 2002–2008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sethna, J. P.

S. Meiboom, J. P. Sethna, W. P. Anderson, and W. F. Brinkman, “Theory of the blue phase cholesteric liquid crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett.46(18), 1216–1219 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Sugiura, N.

C. Y. Fan, C. T. Wang, T. H. Lin, F. C. Yu, T. H. Huang, C. Y. Liu, and N. Sugiura, “Hysteresis and residual birefringence free polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 213–215 (2011).

Suzuki, K.

T. Iwata, K. Suzuki, N. Amaya, H. Higuchi, H. Masunaga, S. Sasaki, and H. Kikuchi, “Control of cross-linking polymerization kinetics and polymer aggregated structure in polymer-stabilized liquid crystalline blue-phases,” Macromolecules42(6), 2002–2008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C. T.

C. Y. Fan, C. T. Wang, T. H. Lin, F. C. Yu, T. H. Huang, C. Y. Liu, and N. Sugiura, “Hysteresis and residual birefringence free polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 213–215 (2011).

Wu, C. M.

Wu, S. T.

Xianyu, H.

Yamamoto, S.

L. Rao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, S. Yamamoto, and Y. Haseba, “A large Kerr constant polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(8), 081109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yamamoto, S.-I.

D.-U. Cho, T. Iwata, S.-W. Choi, S.-I. Yamamoto, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Polarization analysis of nanostructured chiral LC composites,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.511(1), 292/[1762]–297/[1767] (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yan, J.

J. Yan and S. T. Wu, “Polymer effect on the electro-optic properties of blue-phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 210–212 (2011).

L. Rao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, Y. C. Lai, Y. H. Chiu, H. Y. Chen, C. C. Liang, C. M. Wu, P. J. Hsieh, S. H. Liu, and K. L. Cheng, “Critical field for a hysteresis-free BPLC device,” J. Display Technol.7(12), 627–629 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Rao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, S. Yamamoto, and Y. Haseba, “A large Kerr constant polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(8), 081109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Yan and S. T. Wu, “Effect of polymer concentration and composition on blue-phase liquid crystals,” J. Display Technol.7(9), 490–493 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yang, H.

H. Kikuchi, M. Yokota, Y. Hisakado, H. Yang, and T. Kajiyama, “Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phases,” Nat. Mater.1(1), 64–68 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yokota, M.

H. Kikuchi, M. Yokota, Y. Hisakado, H. Yang, and T. Kajiyama, “Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phases,” Nat. Mater.1(1), 64–68 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yu, F. C.

C. Y. Fan, C. T. Wang, T. H. Lin, F. C. Yu, T. H. Huang, C. Y. Liu, and N. Sugiura, “Hysteresis and residual birefringence free polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 213–215 (2011).

Adv. Mater. (2)

Y. Hisakado, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in polymer stabilized liquid crystalline blue phases,” Adv. Mater.17(1), 96–98 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. Haseba, H. Kikuchi, T. Nagamura, and T. Kajiyama, “Large electro-optic Kerr effect in nanostructured chiral liquid-crystal composites over a wide-temperature range,” Adv. Mater.17(19), 2311–2315 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Fast electro-optic switching in liquid crystal blue phase II,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(13), 131905 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Rao, J. Yan, S. T. Wu, S. Yamamoto, and Y. Haseba, “A large Kerr constant polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(8), 081109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Display Technol. (3)

Macromolecules (1)

T. Iwata, K. Suzuki, N. Amaya, H. Higuchi, H. Masunaga, S. Sasaki, and H. Kikuchi, “Control of cross-linking polymerization kinetics and polymer aggregated structure in polymer-stabilized liquid crystalline blue-phases,” Macromolecules42(6), 2002–2008 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. (1)

D.-U. Cho, T. Iwata, S.-W. Choi, S.-I. Yamamoto, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Polarization analysis of nanostructured chiral LC composites,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.511(1), 292/[1762]–297/[1767] (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Mater. (1)

H. Kikuchi, M. Yokota, Y. Hisakado, H. Yang, and T. Kajiyama, “Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phases,” Nat. Mater.1(1), 64–68 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

S. Meiboom and M. Sammon, “Structure of the blue phase of a cholesteric liquid crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett.44(13), 882–885 (1980).
[CrossRef]

S. Meiboom, J. P. Sethna, W. P. Anderson, and W. F. Brinkman, “Theory of the blue phase cholesteric liquid crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett.46(18), 1216–1219 (1981).
[CrossRef]

SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers (2)

C. Y. Fan, C. T. Wang, T. H. Lin, F. C. Yu, T. H. Huang, C. Y. Liu, and N. Sugiura, “Hysteresis and residual birefringence free polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 213–215 (2011).

J. Yan and S. T. Wu, “Polymer effect on the electro-optic properties of blue-phase liquid crystal,” SID Int. Symp. Digest. Tech. Papers42, 210–212 (2011).

Soft Matter (1)

H. Choi, H. Higuchi, and H. Kikuchi, “Electro-optic response of liquid crystalline blue phases with different chiral pitches,” Soft Matter7(9), 4252–4256 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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Measured VT curves of PSBP LC at 25°C. Solid markers with line represent transmittances on forward sweeping voltage and open markers represent backward sweeping voltage.

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Δninduced as a function of the square of applied electric field.

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Vp versus K-1/2 of MLC1, 2, 3 and 4. Operating voltage, Vp is proportional to the reciprocal Kerr constant, K.

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(a) DTG and (b) GTD response time of MLC1, MLC2, MLC3 and MLC4.

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Table 1 Compositions of monomers in precursors to prepare PSBP LC

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Table 2 Vp, Kerr constant K, residual birefringence and hysteresis of PSBP LCs

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Table 3 Comparison of residual birefringence of PSBP LCs with applied voltage V ≤ Vp and V = 70V

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Table 4 Vp for various total monomer concentrations of PSBP LCs

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Δ n induced =λK E 2

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