Three-dimensional crystals of adaptive knots

  title={Three-dimensional crystals of adaptive knots},
  author={Jung-Shen B. Tai and Ivan I. Smalyukh},
  pages={1449 - 1453}
Knot all that it seems Optical micrograph of a self-assembled lattice of knots in a chiral liquid crystalCREDIT: TAI AND SMALYUKH Although for some, knots are merely a frustration caused by poorly tied shoelaces, interest in knots in physical systems spans many disciplines, including fluid and optical vortices, Skyrmion states, liquid crystals, excitable media, polymers, proteins, DNA, and even chemical molecules. Tai and Smalyukh describe the creation of localized knotted structures in… 

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