New frontiers in anisotropic fluid-particle composites

 

Micrograph of blue pigment suspended in a liquid crystal, courtesy of Dr Susanne Klein Image: Micrograph of blue pigment suspended in a liquid crystal, courtesy of Dr Susanne Klein

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Dr Susanne Klein, Professor Peter Raynes FRS and Professor Roy Sambles FRS

Event details

This conference will bring together world leaders plus young researchers in two areas: isotropic particles in anisotropic liquid crystals and colloidal liquid crystals (clay platelets or carbon nanotubes in isotropic fluids for example). These two areas of modern materials research are rich in complex science and have substantial applications potential ranging from e-inks through to biofluidics.

Biographies of the organisers and speakers are available below. Audio recordings of the presentations are freely available and the programme can be downloaded here. Papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

Organisers

Session 1: Non organic particles in liquid crystals

Session 2: Structural studies and modelling

Session 3: Colloidal liquid crystals and carbon

Session 4: Optical tweezers and liquid crystals