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Liquid crystalline thermotropic and lyotropic nanohybrids.
This review is meant to give the reader an insight into hybrids incorporating different types of nanoparticles, e.g. metallic or metal oxides, within different types of lyotropic and thermotropicExpand
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Combined influence of pore size distribution and surface hydrophilicity on the water adsorption characteristics of micro- and mesoporous silica
Abstract Adsorption processes are ubiquitous in nature as well as of great technological importance for gas separation, purification, storage and thermally driven heat pumps. This has led to a strongExpand
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Characterization, Prevention and Removal of Particulate Matter on Printed Circuit Boards
Particulate matter contamination is known to become wet and therefore ionically conductive and corrosive if the humidity in the environment rises above the deliquescence relative humidity (DRH) ofExpand
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Hyperbranched Polymers for the Formation and Stabilization of ZnO Nanoparticles
The synthesis and characterization of a new family of dendritic polymers comprising a hyperbranched polyamidoamine core and polyethyleneglycol-derivative units is reported. The mentioned polymersExpand
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Liquid crystal based on hybrid zinc oxide nanoparticles
Here we report the synthesis of a novel liquid crystal based on zinc oxide nanoparticles. Due to the presence of fluxional ligands, the hybridized material presents mesomorphic behavior even for aExpand
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Thermotropic liquid crystals as templates for anisotropic growth of nanoparticles.
The organization of a thermotropic liquid crystal can be used to control the growth of inorganic nano-objects (like ZnO). When the systems are in their nematic phase state, anisotropic nanoparticlesExpand
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p-Alkoxybiphenyls with guanidinium head groups displaying smectic mesophases
Novel calamitic guanidinium salts with p-alkoxybiphenyl or p-alkoxyphenyl core unit (7, 11, 12) have been synthesised, utilising the corresponding nitro compounds as synthetic intermediates.Expand
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ZnO/liquid crystalline nanohybrids: from properties in solution to anisotropic growth.
Branched thermotropic liquid crystals (LCs) were successfully used as stabilizers for the synthesis of isotropic photoluminescent ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) in solution. (1)H NMR spectroscopy andExpand
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Facile direct synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles within lyotropic liquid crystals: towards organized hybrid materials
Here we report the use of cubic and hexagonal phases of lyotropic liquid crystals as templates for the synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles. The templating effect of the lyotropic phases resulted inExpand
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Thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystals for the formation of zinc oxide nanohybrids
The work presented in this manuscript describes the incorporation of inorganic materials inside organic hosts. Our ambition was to successfully hybridize ZnO nanostructures with liquid crystals. ThisExpand