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Tsung-Hsien Lin, Yannian Li, Chun-Ta Wang, Hung-Chang Jau, Chun-Wei Chen, Cheng-Chung Li, Hari Krishna Bisoyi, Timothy J. Bunning and Quan Li Red, Green and Blue Reflections Enabled in an Optically Tunable Self-Organized 3D Cubic Nanostructured Thin Film Advanced Materials 25

Version of Record online: 1 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201300798

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A new light-driven chiral molecular switch doped in a stable blue phase (BP) liquid crystal allows wide optical tunability of three-dimensional cubic nanostructures with a selective reflection wavelength that is reversibly tuned through the visible region. Moreover, unprecedented reversible light-directed red, green, and blue reflections of the self-organized three-dimensional cubic nanostructure in a single film are demonstrated for the first time. Additionally, unusual isothermal photo-stimulated less ordered BP II to more ordered BP I phase transition was observed in the system.

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