Stimuli-responsive hydroxyapatite liquid crystal with macroscopically controllable ordering and magneto-optical functions

@inproceedings{Nakayama2018StimuliresponsiveHL,
  title={Stimuli-responsive hydroxyapatite liquid crystal with macroscopically controllable ordering and magneto-optical functions},
  author={Masanari Nakayama and Satoshi Kajiyama and Akihito Kumamoto and Tatsuya Nishimura and Yuichi Ikuhara and Masafumi Yamato and Takashi Kato},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2018}
}
Liquid crystals are mostly formed by self-assembly of organic molecules. In contrast, inorganic materials available as liquid crystals are limited. Here we report the development of liquid-crystalline (LC) hydroxyapatite (HAp), which is an environmentally friendly and biocompatible biomineral. Its alignment behavior, magneto-optical properties, and atomic… CONTINUE READING