Liquid Crystals: Colloid-in-Liquid Crystal Gels that Respond to Biomolecular Interactions (Small 16/2013)

Authors

  • Ankit Agarwal,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1415, Engineering Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706, USA
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  • Sumyra Sidiq,

    1. Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Sector-81, SAS Nagar, Mohali 140306, India
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  • Shilpa Setia,

    1. Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Sector-81, SAS Nagar, Mohali 140306, India
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  • Emre Bukusoglu,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1415, Engineering Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706, USA
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  • Juan J. de Pablo,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1415, Engineering Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706, USA
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  • Santanu Kumar Pal,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Sector-81, SAS Nagar, Mohali 140306, India
    • Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Sector-81, SAS Nagar, Mohali 140306, India.
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  • Nicholas L. Abbott

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1415, Engineering Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706, USA
    • Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1415, Engineering Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706, USA
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Abstract

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The response of a thin film of a gel comprised of liquid crystal (LC) and colloids that is immersed in water is reported on page 2785 by S. K. Pal, N. L. Abbott, and co-workers. The time-lapse polarized light micrographs are shown in the image in a clockwise direction.

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