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  • Self-Organized Periodic Photonic Structure in a Nonchiral Liquid Crystal 

    Ruan, Lizhen; Sambles, J. Roy; Stewart, I. W. (American Physical Society, 2003)
    A hybrid-aligned cell of the smectic A liquid material 8CB gives two stable director configurations, one of which is periodic and gives strong diffraction of light. This photonic lattice director profile arises from ...