|GEOMETRY AND MATERIALS SEMINAR|
|Topic:||Blue Phases: Liquie Crystals With an Extra Twist|
|Affiliation:||University of Pennsylvania|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 6|
|Time/Room:||2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101|
The blue phases are remarkable mesophases appearing in highly chiral liquid crystals; they exhibit three-dimensional crystalline orientational order whilst remaining fully fluid. I will survey the development of our understanding of these materials that took place in the 1980s and outline some of the areas of current research interest.