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Getting Organized at the Nanoscale with Liquid Crystals

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When molecules or particles are dissolved in a liquid crystal, they can adopt some of the ordered characteristics as their host. The same properties of liquid crystals that make them useful for display applications – orientational order, anisostropic surface coupling, and responsivity to external stimuli – can therefore also be used to influence the organization of nanoscale building blocks deposited from a liquid crystal solvent. This talk will present an overview of recent developments in the use of thermotropic liquid crystalline materials to control molecular-scale organization in the deposition of thin films, with applications to molecular monolayers on graphite, microcrystalline organic semiconductors, and small particles such as carbon nanotubes.

This talk is part of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Flows (IEEF) series.

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