News tagged with colloidal crystals

Desirable defects

Introducing flaws into liquid crystals by inserting microspheres and then controlling them with electrical fields: that, in a nutshell, is the rationale behind a method that could be exploited for a new generation of advanced ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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Rounding up the BCATs on the Space Station

Although it may not be herding cats exactly, all the NASA-supported Binary Colloidal Alloy Tests (BCAT) studies have ended on the International Space Station, and the experimental samples are being rounded up and returned ...

dateMay 13, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Weird science: Crystals melt when they're cooled

( —Growing thin films out of nanoparticles in ordered, crystalline sheets, to make anything from microelectronic components to solar cells, would be a boon for materials researchers, but the physics is tricky because ...

dateMay 23, 2013 in Nanophysics
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