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Title: Nanoscopic Manipulation and Imaging of Liquid Crystals

This is the final project report. The project’s goals centered on nanoscopic imaging and control of liquid crystals and surfaces. We developed and refined techniques to control liquid crystal orientation at surfaces with resolution as small as 25 nm, we developed an optical imaging technique that we call Optical Nanotomography that allows us to obtain images inside liquid crystal films with resolution of 60 x 60 x 1 nm, and we opened new thrust areas related to chirality and to liquid crystal/colloid composites.
  1. Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH (United States)
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Technical Report
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Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH (United States)
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USDOE SC Office of Basic Energy Sciences (SC-22)
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United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY liquid crystals; surfaces; chirality; lithography; nanopatterning; optical gratings; colloids