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Applications of Natural Purple from Dolabella auricularia: Colouration of Cholesteric Liquid Crystals

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Hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) as a cholesteric liquid crystal was coloured with purple ink from Dolabella auricularia as a sea hare. Optical texture of the liquid crystal mixture was confirmed with a polarising optical microscope.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 50)
Y. Kudo and H. Goto, "Applications of Natural Purple from Dolabella auricularia: Colouration of Cholesteric Liquid Crystals", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 50, pp. 1-6, 2016
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January 2016

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