Electrically Tunable Selective Reflection of Light from Ultraviolet to Visible and Infrared by Heliconical Cholesterics

Jie Xiang, Yannian Li, Quan Li, Daniel A Paterson, John M D Storey, Corrie T. Imrie, Oleg D. Lavrentovich* (Corresponding Author)

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Electrical tuning of selective reflection of light is achieved in a very broad spectral range from ultraviolet to visible and infrared by an oblique helicoidal state of a cholesteric liquid crystal in a wide temperature range (including room temperature). The phenomenon offers potential applications in tunable smart windows, lasers, optical filters and limiters, as well as in displays
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3014-3018
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number19
Early online date27 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2015


  • dimeric materials
  • electrical tuning of selective light reflection
  • heliconical cholesteric liquid crystal
  • nematic liquid-crystals
  • color
  • band

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