News tagged with liquid crystal

Spheres can form squares

Everybody who has tried to stack oranges in a box knows that a regular packing of spheres in a flat layer naturally leads to a hexagonal pattern, where each sphere is surrounded by six neighbours in a honeycomb-like ...

dateMay 24, 2013 in Soft Matter
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Repulsive interactions

(PhysOrg.com) -- The recent state of the roads is a clear illustration of what happens when water freezes into crystals of ice. But despite its frequent occurrence, the crystallisation of water is remarkably ...

dateFeb 05, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Samsung set to buy 3% stake in Sharp: report

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is set to buy a three-percent stake in struggling Japanese rival Sharp via a capital increase, a press report said Tuesday, a deal that would give Samsung greater access ...

dateMar 05, 2013 in Business
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Nanotubes pass acid test

Rice University scientists have found the "ultimate" solvent for all kinds of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a breakthrough that brings the creation of a highly conductive quantum nanowire ever closer.

dateJul 14, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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A liquid crystal force to reckon with

A need for fast, solution-based processing of organic electronic devices has sparked increased interest in 'discotic' or disc-shaped liquid crystals. These molecules, which contain a flat aromatic core surrounded ...

dateMay 02, 2013 in Materials Science
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