A method for calculating optimal parameters of liquid chrystal displays developed at RUDN University

IMAGE: A professor from RUDN University together with his colleagues from Saratov Chernyshevsky State University and D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia developed a method for calculating the parameters… view more  Credit: RUDN University A professor from RUDN University together with his colleagues from Saratov Chernyshevsky State University and D. Mendeleev University of Chemical […]

A professor from RUDN University developed new liquid crystals

IMAGE: A professor from RUDN University together with his Indian colleagues synthesized and studied new dibenzophenazine-based liquid crystals that could potentially be used in optoelectronics and solar panels. view more  Credit: RUDN University A professor from RUDN University together with his Indian colleagues synthesized and studied new dibenzophenazine-based liquid crystals that could potentially be used in […]

New chemistry for controlling the volume of liquid in volumetric additive manufacturing

Xolography 3D printing technology. a, Rendered illustration of the printing zone and associated photoinduced reaction pathways of the DCPI. b, Absorbance spectrum of DCPI in resin 1 under dark conditions (grey) and 375 nm UV irradiation (blue). c, Photoswitching kinetics probed at 585 nm: generation of the DCPI active state during 375 nm UV irradiation at 1.5 mW cm−2 for […]

‘Harvesting’ microparticles from a liquid jet

Depending on the location of the UV irradiation of the liquid jet, fibers, beaded fibers or microparticles are formed. Credit: University of Twente Microspheres, microlenses and microfibers can now be produced by irradiating a fluid jet with ultraviolet light. The result is that locally, a polymer of a desired shape is formed. This process, called […]

Using a soft crystal to visualize how absorbed carbon dioxide behaves in liquid

IMAGE: The CO2-absorbing soft crystal developed for this study (Photo: Shin-ichiro Noro). view more  Credit: Shin-ichiro Noro A team of scientists has succeeded in visualizing how carbon dioxide (CO2) behaves in an ionic liquid that selectively absorbs CO2. The finding is expected to help develop more efficient methods to capture CO2 in the atmosphere, one of […]

What shapes can we make with liquid marbles?

Creating versatile liquid marbles, stabilized with polymeric plates for more durability and broader applications. Liquid marbles are a fascinating area of research that perhaps don’t garner a lot of mainstream attention. However, their unique properties and behavior makes them attractive for a range of intriguing applications such as as material carriers, sensors, miniature reactors for […]

The applications of liquid crystals have been extended to drug encapsulation

Credit: Nano Research (2020). DOI: 10.1007/s12274-020-3078-0 Researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and the NOVA University of Lisbon (UNL) have used platinum (Pt) compounds of a liquid crystalline nature to design nanocrystal structures capable of effectively encapsulating and transporting water-insoluble drugs that are otherwise difficult to administer. The study, published in Nano Research, […]

The surprising strength of liquid crystals

Researchers are a step closer to developing longer lasting and safer batteries using liquid crystals. Credit: Pixabay Dendrites are the destructive by-products of the cycle of charging and discharging lithium ion batteries. These tiny deposits form between the battery’s anode and cathode, building up over time. Inevitably, they diminish battery life. More problematic is their […]

Cerebrospinal fluid as liquid biopsy for characterizing & policing of medulloblastoma

IMAGE: Joan Seoane, Director of Translational Research, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO). view more  Credit: VHIO Cerebrospinal fluid as liquid biopsy for the precise characterization and policing of medulloblastoma Results from a proof-of-concept study led by Joan Seoane show the promise of cerebrospinal fluid as liquid biopsy for the more precise characterization and real […]