Gold nanoparticles in liquid crystals

Thursday, September 01, 2011



Gold nanoparticles are patterned into various cholesteric textures, onto a huge variety of substrates (glass, soft plastic, water), by controlling the film thickness and the interfaces. This demonstration offers a simple bottom-up technique for on-demand nanopatterning of particles over large areas. Potential applications are in the field of soft nanotechnology and optical materials.

 

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