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Liquid crystal blue phases: stability, field effects and alignment

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Liquid crystal blue phases : stability, field effects and alignment. / Gleeson, Helen F.; Miller, R. J.; Tian, L.; Görtz, V.; Goodby, J. W.

In: LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 42, No. 5-6, 31.03.2015, p. 760-771.

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Gleeson, HF, Miller, RJ, Tian, L, Görtz, V & Goodby, JW 2015, 'Liquid crystal blue phases: stability, field effects and alignment', LIQUID CRYSTALS, vol. 42, no. 5-6, pp. 760-771. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2014.1002821

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Gleeson, H. F., Miller, R. J., Tian, L., Görtz, V., & Goodby, J. W. (2015). Liquid crystal blue phases: stability, field effects and alignment. LIQUID CRYSTALS, 42(5-6), 760-771. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2014.1002821

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Gleeson HF, Miller RJ, Tian L, Görtz V, Goodby JW. Liquid crystal blue phases: stability, field effects and alignment. LIQUID CRYSTALS. 2015 Mar 31;42(5-6):760-771. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2014.1002821

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Gleeson, Helen F. ; Miller, R. J. ; Tian, L. ; Görtz, V. ; Goodby, J. W. / Liquid crystal blue phases : stability, field effects and alignment. In: LIQUID CRYSTALS. 2015 ; Vol. 42, No. 5-6. pp. 760-771.

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