Nanoparticle-Liquid Crystal Composites

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Nanoparticle-Liquid Crystal Composites by Dr. Torsten Hegmann, Kent State University

Gold Nanoparticles

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Gold Nanoparticles by Dr. Torsten Hegmann, Kent State University

Liquid Crystal Phase Transitions under Nanoconfinement and Role of Nanoparticles

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Liquid Crystal Phase Transitions under Nanoconfinement and Role of Nanoparticles by Dr. Samo Kralj, Jožef Stefan Institute

Liquid Crystal/Quantum Dot Hybrid Materials

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Liquid Crystal/Quantum Dot Hybrid Materials by Dr. Linda S. Hirst, University of California at Merced

Liquid Crystal/Nanoparticle Hybrid Materials

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Liquid Crystal/Nanoparticle Hybrid Materials by Dr. Linda S. Hirst, University of California at Merced

Numerical Modelling of Liquid Crystals and Nematic Colloids, Tutorial/Overview

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Numerical Modelling of Liquid Crystals and Nematic Colloids, Tutorial/Overview by Dr. Michael Allen, University of Warwick

An Introduction to Liquid Crystals

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An Introduction to Liquid Crystals by Dr. John Goodby and Dr. Stephen Cowling, University of York

Topological Soft Materials for All-Optic Low Energy Photonics

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The existing infrastructure for managing the flow of information along the photonic pathways and in our computers is in most segments based on electrically encoded information and the transport of electric charges using the electric force. This process is limiting the speed of signal propagation and is costly in terms of energy dissipation. The predicted worldwide energy consumption of data centers for 2050 is approaching the electric energy generated in the European Union in 2010! It is...

Directed Assembly of Anisotropic Particles - Fundamentals and Energy-related Applications

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Summary: Spherical colloids with isotropic properties have been used as building blocks to assemble a variety of 2D and 3D structures in past, such as FCC, HCP, and BCT crystals. Anisotropic particles are, however, more faithful mimics of molecules and atoms because of the anisotropic interactions. Current synthetic methods are versatile and accurate enough to create and tune the anisotropic properties in geometry, chemical composition, surface functionality, and physical properties. In the...

Nematic Colloids

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Ivan Smalyukh gives a talk at the LC2CAM 08 conference about nematic colloids, how they are bound, methods of assembly, localized defects, and exotic assembly.