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Thermodynamics of Blue Phases In Electric Fields

Henrich, O; Marenduzzo, D; Stratford, K; Cates, ME; Thermodynamics of Blue Phases In Electric Fields. Phys. Rev. E , 81 031706-. 10.1103/PhysRevE.81.031706.

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We present extensive numerical studies to determine the phase diagrams of cubic and hexagonal blue phases in an electric field. We confirm the earlier prediction that hexagonal phases, both 2 and 3 dimensional, are stabilized by a field, but we significantly refine the phase boundaries, which were previously estimated by means of a semi-analytical approximation. In particular, our simulations show that the blue phase I -- blue phase II transition at fixed chirality is largely unaffected by electric field, as observed experimentally.

Type: Article
Title: Thermodynamics of Blue Phases In Electric Fields
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.81.031706
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.81.031706
Additional information: submitted to Physical Review E, 7 pages (excluding figures), 12 figures
Keywords: cond-mat.soft, cond-mat.soft, cond-mat.mes-hall, cond-mat.mtrl-sci
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1301612
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