Revealing the inner workings of liquid crystals
Liquid crystals are notorious for their use in tiny digital watches and large flat panel displays. However, little is known about the particle interactions that take place at the interfaces of liquid crystals. The EU-funded EXCHANGE_inLCs project has set out to elucidate the particle–liquid crystal interactions on the sub-micron scale by examining the chemistry and nanoparticle geometrical effects at the interfaces of liquid crystals. The research will focus on how particle confinement, size and shape affect interactions. The project's results are expected to advance fundamental knowledge of nanoparticle self-assembly in anisotropic fluids, which is key to the development of new bottom-up approaches in nanotechnology.
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