The hidden nanoworld of ice crystals: Revealing the dynamic behavior of quasi-liquid layers
Conical nanocarbon structures could lead to flexible, transparent field emission displays
Going Beyond Moore's Law by Using the Third Dimension
Scientists combine bacteria with liquid crystals
(Phys.org) —When swimming around, bacteria aren't good with the "pool rules." In small quantities, they'll follow the lanes, but put enough together and they'll begin to create their own flow.
Liquid crystal turns water droplets into 'gemstones'
(Phys.org) —Liquid crystals are remarkable materials that combine the optical properties of crystalline solids with the flow properties of liquids, characteristics that come together to enable the displays ...
Researchers discover a way to switch liquid crystals off faster
Simulation shows colloids can form into non-crystalline state at below freezing temperatures
One chemical forms two colors of crystals, sheds insight on agostic bonds important in industrial catalysis
Chemists have unexpectedly made two differently colored crystals – one orange, the other blue – from one chemical in the same flask while studying a special kind of molecular connection called an agostic ...
Beautiful 'flowers' self-assemble in a beaker
By simply manipulating chemical gradients in a beaker of fluid, materials scientists at Harvard have found that they can control the growth behavior of crystals to create precisely tailored structures—such ...
'Going negative' pays for nanotubes: Team finds possible keys to better nanofibers, films
(Phys.org) —A Rice University laboratory's cagey strategy turns negatively charged carbon nanotubes into liquid crystals that could enhance the creation of fibers and films.
Polytron predicts glass smartphones by end of year (w/ Video)
Physicists find new order in quantum electronic material
Two Rutgers physics professors have proposed an explanation for a new type of order, or symmetry, in an exotic material made with uranium – a theory that may one day lead to enhanced computer displays and data storage systems ...
Researchers show new level of control over liquid crystals
(Phys.org)—Directed assembly is a growing field of research in nanotechnology in which scientists and engineers aim to manufacture structures on the smallest scales without having to individually manipulate ...
Liquid crystal research, future applications advance
Contributing geometric and topological analyses of micro-materials, University of Massachusetts Amherst mathematician Robert Kusner aided experimental physicists at the University of Colorado (UC) by successfully ...