Lun. 02/09/2019 14:00 Salle RdC, Bâtiment 11, RdC
GHARBI Mohammed (Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts - Boston)
Topological defects in ordered materials: A toolkit for the directed assembly of advanced materials
Directed assembly of advanced materials in soft condensed matter provides a fascinating tool for producing a new generation of technological applications that combine several properties and may respond to external conditions. In particular, ordered fluids offer the potential for many innovative applications based on the directed assembly of particles because of their unique properties. In this talk, I will present an overview of the methods we have used to engineer topological defects within liquid crystals and at their interfaces. Then, I will explain how liquid crystal defects can be used to develop new mechanisms for the assembly of colloidal particles. Finally, I will discuss how these assemblies will offer essential insights for novel applications in different technological fields.
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