Liquid Crystalline Tactoidal Microphases in Ferrofluids: Spatial Positioning and Orientation by Magnetic Field Gradients

Liquid crystals form the basis of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that are used in smartphones and computer terminals. Controlling the orientation of liquid crystals in displays and other applications is crucially important for controlling their properties. In work published this month in the journal Chem, graduate Pei-Xi Wang from the MacLachlan group showed a new method to align liquid crystals. In previous research, Pei-xi showed that liquid crystalline microdomains will exclude particles that are bigger than about 20 nanometres. When magnetic particles are combined with the liquid...


Apr 24 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Dr. Stephanie Barbon
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara
Apr 25 2019 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Douglas (Dawson) Beattie
UBC Chemistry (Schafer and Love Groups)


Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2019 UBC Chemistry Awards for Graduate Research Excellence!

These awards are given for demonstrated research excellence in all areas of chemistry for work carried out at UBC.

Award Winners: Yiling Dai, Carlos Diaz Lopez, Maxim Epifanov, Erin Evoy, Linglan Fu, Jason Hedges, Kevin Kovalchik, Lev...

Congratulations to Rebecca Sherbo!

Rebecca Sherbo, a PhD candidate in the Berlinguette Group, has been selected as a 2019 Schmidt Science Fellow. Schmidt Science Fellows are selected for a year-long postdoctoral placement with world-leading scientific leaders and internationally-...