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

@article{Gabriel2001SwollenLL,
  title={Swollen liquid-crystalline lamellar phase based on extended solid-like sheets},
  author={Jean-Christophe P. Gabriel and Franck Camerel and Bruno J. Lemaire and Herv{\'e} Desvaux and Patrick Davidson and Patrick Batail},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={413},
  pages={504-508}
}
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… 
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