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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