Swollen liquid-crystalline lamellar phase based on extended solid-like sheets

  title={Swollen liquid-crystalline lamellar phase based on extended solid-like sheets},
  author={Jean-Christophe P Gabriel and F. Camerel and B. Lemaire and H. Desvaux and P. Davidson and P. Batail},
  • Jean-Christophe P Gabriel, F. Camerel, +3 authors P. Batail
  • Published 2001
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Ordering particles at the nanometre length scale is a challenging and active research area in materials science. Several approaches have so far been developed, ranging from the manipulation of individual particles to the exploitation of self-assembly in colloids. Nanometre-scale ordering is well known to appear spontaneously when anisotropic organic moieties form liquid-crystalline phases; this behaviour is also observed for anisotropic mineral nanoparticles resulting in the formation of… CONTINUE READING
    160 Citations

    Figures and Topics from this paper

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    Aqueous liquid crystals of graphene oxide.
    • 410
    • PDF
    Unusually stable ~100-fold reversible and instantaneous swelling of inorganic layered materials
    • 76
    • PDF
    Liquid–crystalline properties of aqueous suspensions of natural clay nanosheets
    • 26
    • PDF
    Liquid crystal–gold nanoparticle composites
    • 68
    Isotropic, nematic, and lamellar phases in colloidal suspensions of nanosheets
    • 22
    • PDF


    Phase Transitions in Colloidal Suspensions of Virus Particles
    • 52
    • PDF
    Self-Assembly of Gold Nanorods
    • 392
    • PDF
    Modulation of the Alignment Tensor of Macromolecules Dissolved in a Dilute Liquid Crystalline Medium
    • 126
    • PDF