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Welcome Axel and Yosuke

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Welcome to Axel (left) and Yosuk (right)

Axel and Yosuke join our group for their bachelor project.

Axel will investigate the isotropic-nematic phase transition of liquid crystal oligomers and the impact of the concentration of chiral dopant on the ground-state color of cholesteric liquid crystal elastomers (CLCEs).

Yosuke will study the small-scale limit of cholesteric spherical reflectors (CSRs).

Congratulations to Shameek

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Congratulations to Dr. Shameek Vats who successfully defended his Ph.D thesis on Friday.


Congratulations to Anjali!

Congratulations to Anjali, Jampani, and Jan on their new article published in Langmuir: "Realignment of liquid crystal shells driven by temperature-dependent surfactant solubility"

This is the study of nematic LC shells stabilized by temperature responsive surfactant. Study shows how one can change the alignment of LC just by varying the temperature. Click here for the full article.



Congratulations to Rao and Jan on the new publication in science advances!

Congratulations to Rao and Jan on the new publication in science advances: "Liquid crystal elastomer shell actuators with negative order parameter" Paper reveals the first ever liquid crystals with a negative order parameter ground state. Here's the article (open access, no subscription required)
here for the link.



Jan gives tutorial on liquid crystal microscopy at ILCC

Prof. Jan Lagerwall is invited to give a tutorial on polarizing microscopy at the International Liquid Crystal Conference in Mainz, Germany. The tutorial is recorded and you will be able to see it at your computer afterwards on this page. You can read the conference report in Materials Views (Wiley-VCH) here.