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Adv Mater. 2011 Dec 22;23(48):5779-84. doi: 10.1002/adma.201102611. Epub 2011 Nov 21.

Alignment of liquid crystals doped with nickel nanoparticles containing different morphologies.

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School of Chemistry and Environment Science, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China.

Abstract

Uniform homeotropic and homogeneous alignment of liquid crystals (LCs) is facilely achieved by dispersing Ni nanoparticles (Ni NPs) into the LCs. The alignment mode depends on the morphology of the Ni NPs. The mechanism of NP-induced LC alignment is elucidated clearly, indicating that the perfect orientation arises from the adsorption of Ni NPs on the substrate.

PMID:
22102432
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201102611
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