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Linear Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles Within Liquid Crystal Defect Arrays

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  • Delphine Coursault,

    1. CNRS, UMR7588, Institut des Nano-Sciences de Paris (INSP), 4 place Jussieu 75005 PARIS, France
    2. UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR7588, Institut des Nano-Sciences de Paris (INSP), 4 place Jussieu 75005 PARIS, France
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  • Johan Grand,

    1. Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, ITODYS, UMR CNRS 7086, 15 rue J-A de Baïf, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France
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  • Bruno Zappone,

    1. CNR-IPCF, Liquid Crystal Laboratory, Università della Calabria, cubo 33/B, Rende, 87036, Italy
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  • Habib Ayeb,

    1. CNRS, UMR7588, Institut des Nano-Sciences de Paris (INSP), 4 place Jussieu 75005 PARIS, France
    2. UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR7588, Institut des Nano-Sciences de Paris (INSP), 4 place Jussieu 75005 PARIS, France
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  • Georges Lévi,

    1. Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, ITODYS, UMR CNRS 7086, 15 rue J-A de Baïf, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France
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  • Nordin Félidj,

    1. Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, ITODYS, UMR CNRS 7086, 15 rue J-A de Baïf, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France
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  • Emmanuelle Lacaze

    Corresponding author
    1. CNRS, UMR7588, Institut des Nano-Sciences de Paris (INSP), 4 place Jussieu 75005 PARIS, France
    2. UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR7588, Institut des Nano-Sciences de Paris (INSP), 4 place Jussieu 75005 PARIS, France
    • CNRS, UMR7588, Institut des Nano-Sciences de Paris (INSP), 4 place Jussieu 75005 PARIS, France.
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Abstract

In the presence of oriented smectic liquid crystal defects, hybrid systems of nanoparticles/liquid crystals form straight chains of nanoparticles of length longer than tens of micrometers and width equal to one single nanoparticle. The interparticle distance in a chain can be varied between a few micrometers and 1.5 nm, highlighting the control of optical absorption by light polarization monitored by gold nanoparticle concentration.

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