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Submissions from 2015

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Near Infrared Light-Driven Liquid Crystal Phase Transition Enabled by Hydrophobic Mesogen Grafted Plasmonic Gold Nanorods, Karla G. Gutierrez-Cuevas, Ling Wang, Chenming Xue, Gautam Singh, Satyendra Kumar, Augustine Urbas, and Quan Li

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NIR Light-Directing Self-Organized 3D Photonic Superstructures Loaded with Anisotropic Plasmonic Hybrid Nanorods, Ling Wang, Karla G. Gutierrez-Cuevas, Hari Krishna Bisoyi, Jie Xiang, Gautam Singh, Rafael S. Zola, Satyendra Kumar, Oleg Lavrentovich, Augustine Urbas, and Quan Li

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Room Temperature Heliconical Twist-bend Nematic Liquid Crystal, Yuan Wang, Gautam Singh, Dena Mae Agra-Kooijman, Min Gao, Hari Krishna Bisoyi, Chenming Xue, Michael R. Fisch, Satyendra Kumar, and Quan Li

Design and Understanding of Solid-State and Crystalline Materials, Yuan Wang, Gautam Singh, Min Gao, Hari Krishna Bisoyi, Chengming Xue, Michael R. Fisch, Satyendra Kumar, and Quan Li

Submissions from 2014

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Dual Relaxation and Structural Changes Under Uniaxial Strain in Main-Chain Smectic-C Liquid Crystal Elastomer, Dena Mae Agra-Kooijman, Michael R. Fisch, Leela Joshi, Wanting Ren, Philip J. McMullan, Anselm C. Griffin, and Satyendra Kumar

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Columnar Molecular Aggregation in the Aqueous Solutions of Disodium Cromoglycate, Dena Mae Agra-Kooijman, Gautam Singh, Alexander Lorenz, Peter J. Collings, Heinz- S. Kitzerow, and Satyendra Kumar

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5,5'-Bis-(Alkylpyridinyl)-2,2'-Bithiophenes: Synthesis, Liquid Crystalline Behavior and Charge Transport, Yulia A. Getmanenko, Shin-Woong Kang, Naresh Shakya, Chandra Pokhrel, Scott D. Bunge, Satyendra Kumar, Brett D. Ellman, and Robert J. Wwieg

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Thermotropic Mesomorphism in Catanionic Surfactants Synthesized from Quaternary Ammonium Surfactants and Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate: Effect of Chain Length and Symmetry, Robin Jose, Tilesh Jayantilal Patel, Troy Allen Cather, Daniel Joseph Willhelm, Janusz Grebowicz, Haesook Han, Pradip Kumar Bhowmik, Lewis Sharpnack, Dena Mae Agra-Kooijman, and Satyendra Kumar

Submissions from 2013

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Soft Elasticity in Main Chain Liquid Crystal Elastomers, S. Dey, D. M. Agra-Kooijman, W. Ren, P. J. McMullan, A. C. Griffin, and Satyendra Kumar

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A Cellulose Liquid Crystal Motor: A Steam Engine of the Second Kind, Yong Geng, Pedro Lucio Almeida, Cheng Cheng, Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Maria Helena Godinho, and Susete Nogueira Fernandes

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Board-Like Dibenzo[fg,op]Naphthacenes: Synthesis, Characterization, Self-Assembly, and Liquid Crystallinity, Jian He, Dena Mae Agra-Kooijman, Gautam Singh, Chen Wang, Cherrelle Dugger, Jianbo Zeng, Ling Zang, Satyendra Kumar, and C. Scott Hartley

Electric Polarization Frozen by a Polymer Network in Nematic Liquid Crystals, S. E. Hicks, S. P. Hurley, Y. C. Yang, and Deng-Ke Yang

Morphology Transition in Lipid Vesicles Due to In-Plane Order and Topological Defects, Linda S. Hirst, Adam Ossowski, Matthew Fraser, Jun Geng, Jonathan Selinger, and Robin Selinger

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Room Temperature Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Phases of Catanionic Surfactants Derived from Quaternary Ammonium Surfactants and Bis(2-Ethylhexyl)Sulfosuccinate, Robin Jose, Tilesh Jayantilal Patel, Troy Allen Cather, Janusz Grebowicz, Haesook Han, Pradip Kumar Bhowmik, Dena Mae Agra-Kooijman, and Satyendra Kumar

Reversible Actuating and Writing Behaviours of a Head-To-Side Connected Main-Chain Photochromic Liquid Crystalline Polymer, Dae-Yoon Kim, Sang-A Lee, Hyong Jong Choi, Liang-Chy Chien, Myong-Hoon Lee, and Kwang-Un Jeong

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Simulation Study of Seemingly Fickian but Heterogeneous Dynamics of Two Dimensional Colloids, Jeongmin Kim, Chanjoong Kim, and Bong June Sung

Designing Dupin Cyclides in Micro and Macro Worlds, Oleg Lavrentovich

Physical Limitations and Fundamental Factors Affecting Performance of Liquid Crystal Tunable Lenses with Concentric Electrode Rings, Liewi Li, Douglas Bryant, Tony Van Heugten, and Philip J. Bos

Near-Diffraction-Limited and Low-Haze Electro-Optical Tunable Liquid Crystal Lens with Floating Electrodes, Liwei Li, Douglas Bryant, Tony Van Heugten, and Philip J. Bos

A Photoswitchable and Thermally Stable Axially Chiral Dithienylperfluorocyclopentene Dopant with High Helical Twisting Power, Yannian Li, Mengfei Wang, Augustine Urbas, and Quan Li

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Bilayers In Nanoparticle-Doped Polar Mesogens, Alexander Lorenz, Dena Mae Agra-Kooijman, Natalie Zimmermann, Heinz-S. Kitzerow, and Dean R. Evans

Doping a mixture of two smectogenic molecular species with BaTiO3-nanoparticles, A. Lorenz, N. Zimmermann, Satyendra Kumar, D. R. Evans, G. Cook, and H. S. Kitzerow

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X-ray scattering of a nematic liquid crystal nano-dispersion with negative dielectric anisotropy, A. Lorenz, N. Zimmermann, Satyendra Kumar, S. R. Evans, G. Cook, M. F. Martinez, and H. S. Kitzerow

Surface Localized Polymer Aligned Liquid Crystal Lens, Lu Lu, Vassili Sergan, Tony Van Heugten, Dwight Duston, Achintya Bhowmik, and Philip J. Bos

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Comment on "The Limits of Flexoelectricity in Liquid Crystals", Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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Statistical Mechanics of Bend Flexoelectricity and the Twist-Bend Phase in Bent-Core Liquid Crystals, Shaikh M. Shamid, Subas Dhakal, and Jonathan V. Selinger

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Characterization of Cellular Uptake and Toxicity of Aminosilane-Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Different Charges in Central Nervous System-Relevant Cell Culture Models, Zhizhi Sun, Vinith Yathindranath, Matthew Worden, James A. Thliveris, Stephanie Chu, Fiona E. Parkinson, Torsten Hegmann, and Donald W. Miller

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Direct Piezoelectric Responses of Soft Composite Fiber Mats, M. Varga, J. Morvan, Nicholas Diorio, E. Buyuktanir, John Harden, John L. West, and Antal Jákli

Highly Crystalline Iron/Iron Oxide Nanosheets Via Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Templating, Vinith Yathindranath, V. Ganesh, Matthew Worden, Makoto Inokuchid, and Torsten Hegmann

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Shape and Chirality Transitions in Off-Axis Twist Nematic Elastomer Ribbons., Sawa Yoshik, Kenji Urayama, Toshikazu Takigawa, Vianney Gimenez-Pinto, Badel L. Mbanga, Fangfu Ye, Jonathan V. Selinger, and Robin L. B. Selinger

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Surface Induced Phase Separation and Pattern Formation at the Isotropic Interface in Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals, Rafael S. Zola, L. R. Evangelista, Y.-C Yang, and Deng-Ke Yang

Submissions from 2012

Fact or Fiction: Cybotactic Groups in the Nematic Phase of Bent Core Mesogens, B. R. Acharya and Satyendra Kumar

Viscoelasticity, Dielectric Anisotropy, and Birefringence in the Nematic Phase of Three Four-Ring Bent-Core Liquid Crystals With an L-Shaped Molecular Frame, Nejmettin Acvi, Volodymyr Borshch, Dipika Debnath Sarkar, Rahul Deb, Gude Venkatesh, Taras Turiv, Sergij V. Shiyanovskii, Nandiraju V. S. Rao, and Oleg Lavrentovich

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Surface Wrinkling in Liquid Crystal Elastomers, Aditya Agrawal, Paul Luchette, Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Sibani Lisa Biswal, Walter G. Chapman, and Rafael Verduzco

Surface Limitations to the Electro-Mechanical Tuning Range of Negative Dielectric Anisotropy Cholesteric Liquid Crystals, C. A. Bailey, V. T. Tondiglia, L. V. Natarajan, R. Bricker, Y. Cui, and Deng K. Yang

Cavity Modes and Their Excitations in Elliptical Plasmonic Patch Nanoantennas, Ayan Chakrabarty, Feng Wnag, Fred Minkowski, Kai Sun, and Qi-Huo Wei

A Comparison of Short-Range Molecular Order in Bent-Core and Rod-Like Nematic Liquid Crystals, S. Chakraborty, Jim T. Gleeson, Antal Jákli, and Samuel N. Sprunt

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Light Scattering from Liquid Crystal Director Fluctuations in Steady Magnetic Fields Up To 25 Tesla, Pavan K. Challa, O. Curtiss, J. C. Williams, Robert J. Twieg, J. Toth, S. McGill, Jim T. Gleeson, Antal Jakli, and Samuel N. Sprunt

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Alignment Layers with Variable Anchoring Strengths from Polyvinyl Alcohol, Yue Cui, Rafael S. Zola, Young-Cheol Yang, and Deng-Ke Yang

Polar Bent-Shape Liquid Crystals - From Molecular Bend to Layer Splay and Chirality, A. Eremin and Antal Jakli

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Pattern-Stabilized Decorated Polar Liquid-Crystal Fibers, Alexey Eremin, Ulrike Kornek, Stephan Stern, Ralf Stannarius, Fumito Araoka, Hideo Takezoe, Hajnalka Nadasi, Wolfgang Weissflog, and Antal Jakli

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Deformation of an Asymmetric Thin Film, Jun Geng and Jonathan V. Selinger

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The Effect of Salt on Ion Adsorption on a Siox Alignment Film and Reduced Conductivity of a Liquid Crystal Host, Yi Huang, Achintya Bhowmik, and Philip J. Bos

Search for Biaxiality in a Shape-Persistent Bent-Core Nematic Liquid Crystal, Young-Ki Kim, Madhabi Majumdar, Bohdan Senyuk, Luana Tortora, Jens Seltmann, Matthias Lehmann, Antal Jakli, Jim T. Gleeson, Oleg Lavrentovich, and Samuel N. Sprunt

Liquid Crystal Nanoparticle Dispersions, H. Kitzerow and Satyendra Kumar

Electrooptical and Dielectric Properties of Alkylthiol-Capped Gold Nanoparticle-Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Nanocomposites: Influence of Chain Length and Tethered Liquid Crystal Functional Groups, A. Lapanik, A. Rudzki, B. Kinkead, H. Qi, Torsten Hegmann, and W. Haase

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Doping the Nematic Liquid Crystal 5Cb With Milled Batio3 Nanoparticles, Alexander Lorenz, Natalie Zimmerman, Satyendra Kumar, Dean R. Evans, Gary Cook, and Hienz-S. Kitzerow

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Spatial and Orientational Control of Liquid Crystal Alignment Using a Surface Localized Polymer Layer, Lu Lu, Tatiana Sergan, Vassili Sergan, and Philip J. Bos

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Mechanism of Electric-Field-Induced Segregation of Additives in a Liquid-Crystal Host, Lu Lu, Vassili Sergan, and Philip J. Bos

Quantum Dots as Liquid Crystal Dopants, Javad Mirzaei, Mitya Reznikov, and Torsten Hegmann

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Highly Piezoelectric Biocompatible and Soft Composite Fibers, J. Morvan, E. Buyuktanir, John L. West, and Antal Jakli

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Azimuthal Dependence of Switching Field Strength for Nematic Liquid Crystal Bistability on Patterned Alignment Layers, Jun-ichi Niitsuma, Makoto Yoneya, and Hiroshi Yokoyama

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Dielectric Technique to Measure the Twist Elastic Constant of Liquid Crystals: The Case of a Bent-Core Material, Peter Salamon, Nandor Éber, J. Seltmann, M. Lehmann, Jim T. Gleeson, Samuel N. Sprunt, and Antal Jákli

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The Physical Chemistry of the Enigmatic Phospholipid Diacylglycerol Pyrophosphate, Liza Strawn, Amy Babb, Christa Testerink, and Edgar E. Kooijman

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Polarization Conversion with Elliptical Patch Nanoantennas, Feng Wang, Ayan Chakrabarty, Fred Minkowski, Kai Sun, and Qi-Huo Wei

Hybrid Rod-Like and Bent-Core Liquid Crystal Dimers Exhibiting Biaxial Smectic a and Nematic Phases, Yan Wang, Hyung Guen Yoon, Hari Krishna Bisoyi, Satyendra Kumar, and Quan Li

Unexpected Liquid Crystalline Behaviour of Three-Ring Bent-Core Mesogens: Bis(4-Subst.-Phenyl) 2-Methyl-Iso-Phthalates, Wolfgang Weissflog, Ute Baumeister, Maria-Gabriela Tamba, Gerhard Pelzl, Horst Kresse, Rudolf Friedemann, Gunther Hempel, Ricardo Kurz, Matthias Roos, Kurt Merzwiler, Antal Jakli, Cuiyu Zhang, Nicholas Diorio, Ralf Stannarius, Alexey Eremin, and Ulrike Kornek

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Biaxial Nematic Order Induced by Smectic Fluctuations, C. Zhang, S. Chakraborty, T. Ostapenko, Samuel N. Sprunt, Antal Jakli, and Jim T. Gleeson

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Direct Observation of Smectic Layers in Thermotropic Liquid Crystals, C. Zhang, M. Gao, Wolfgang Weissflog, Ute Baumeister, Samuel N. Sprunt, Jim T. Gleeson, and Antal Jákli

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Elasticity of Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals Probed by Director Reorientation in a Magnetic Field, Shuang Zhou, Yuriy A. Nastishin, M. M. Omelchenko, L. Tortora, V. G. Nazarenko, O. P. Boiko, T. Ostapenko, T. Hu, C. C. Almasan, Jim T. Gleeson, and Oleg Lavrentovich

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Photoisomerization-Controlled Phase Segregation in a Submicron Confined Azonematic Liquid Crystal, B. Zupančič, S. Diez-Berart, D. Finotello, Oleg Lavrentovich, and V. Zalar

Submissions from 2011

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Comment on "Raman Scattering Study of Phase Biaxiality in a Thermotropic Bent-Core Nematic Liquid Crystal'' Reply, Bharat R. Acharya, Hyunchul Choi, Mohan Srinivasarao, and Satyendra Kumar

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Homeotropically Aligning Phase Separated Columnar Structures For Fabrication of Flexible Electrooptical Devices, Bharat R. Acharya, Hyunchul Choi, Mohan Srinivasarao, and Satyendra Kumar

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Homeotropically Aligning Phase Separated Columnar Structures For Fabrication Of Flexible Electrooptical Devices, Bharat R. Acharya, Hyunchul Choi, Mohan Srinivasarao, and Satyendra Kumar

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Note: Automated Maskless Micro-Multidomain Photoalignment, Christopher Culbreath, Nikolaus Glazar, and Hiroshi Yokoyama

Experimental Studies of the Mechanisms of Photomechanical Effects in a Nematic Liquid Crystal Elastomer, Nathan J. Dawson, Mark G. Kuzyk, Jeremy Neal, Paul Luchette, and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

Modeling the Mechanisms of the Photomechanical Response of a Nematic Liquid Crystal Elastomer, Nathan J. Dawson, Mark G. Kuzyk, Jeremy Neal, Paul Luchette, and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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Chirality and Biaxiality in Cholesteric Liquid Crystals, Subas Dhakal and Jonathan Selinger

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Electro-Optic Effects in Colloidal Dispersion of Metal Nano-Rods in Dielectric Fluid, Andrii B. Golovin, Jie Xiang, Heung-Shik Park, Luana Tortora, Yuriy A. Nastishin, Sergij V. Shyiyanovskii, and Oleg Lavrentovich

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Solar to Electrical Conversion via Liquid Crystal Elastomers, T. Hiscock, M. Warner, and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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Nanostructures of Liquid Crystal Phases in Mixtures of Bent-Core and Rod-Shaped Molecules, Seung Ho Hong, Rafael Verduzco, Jim T. Gleeson, Samuel N. Sprunt, and Antal Jakli

Alignment by Langmuir/Schaefer Monolayers of Bent-Core Liquid Crystals, Wilder Iglesias, Timothy J. Smith, Prem B. Basnet, Carsten Tschierske, Daniel J. Lacks, Antal Jakli, and Elizabeth K. Mann

Ordering of Glass Rods in Nematic and Cholesteric Liquid Crystals, A. T. Juhl, Deng-Ke Yang, V. P. Tondiglia, L. V. Natarajan, Timothy J. White, and Timothy J. Bunning

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Effect of Trans-Cis Photoisomerization on Phase Equilibria and Phase Transition of Liquid-Crystalline Azobenzene Chromophore and its Blends with Reactive Mesogenic Diacrylate, Namil Kim, Quan Li, and Thein Kyu

Phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate Stimulates Alveolar Epithelial Fluid Clearance in Male and Female Adult Rats, Edgar E. Kooijman, Stephanie R. Kuzenko, Denghuang Gong, Michael D. Best, and Hans G. Folkesson

Liquid Crystals, Photonic Crystals, Metamaterials, and Transformation Optics, Oleg Lavrentovich

Liquid Crystalline Amorphous Blue Phase and Its Large Electrooptical Kerr Effect, Khoa V. Le, Satoshi Aya, Yuji Sasaki, Hyunhee Choi, Fumito Araoka, Kenji Ema, Jozef Mieczkowski, Antal Jákli, Ken Ishikawa, and Hideo Takezoe

Thermally, Photochemically and Electrically Switchable Reflection Colors from Self-Organized Chiral Bent-Core Liquid Crystals, Quan Li, Manoj Mathews, Rafael S. Zola, and Deng-ke Yang

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Maier-Saupe-Type Theory of Ferroelectric Nanoparticles in Nematic Liquid Crystals, Lena M. Lopatina and Jonathan V. Selinger

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Elastic Constants and Orientational Viscosities of a Bent-Core Nematic Liquid Crystal, Madhabi Majumdar, Peter Salamon, Antal Jákli, Jim T. Gleeson, and Samuel N. Sprunt

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Designing Bent-core Nematogens towards Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals, M. Mathews, S.-W. Kang, Satyendra Kumar, and Quan Li

Dynamic High Contrast Reflective Coloration From Responsive Polymer/Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Architectures, Michael E. McConney, Timothy J. White, Vincent P. Tondiglia, Lalgudi V. Natarajan, Deng-Ke Yang, and Timothy J. Bunning

Ionization Properties of Mixed Lipid Membranes: A Gouy-chapman Model of the Electrostatic-hydrogen Bond Switch, Demmelash Mengistu, Edgar E. Kooijman, and Sylvio May

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Magneto-Optical Technique for Detecting the Biaxial Nematic Phase, T. Ostapenko, C. Zhang, Samuel N. Sprunt, Antal Jákli, and Jim T. Gleeson

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Condensation of the self-assembled lyotropic chromonic liquid crystal sunset yellow in aqueous solutions crowded with poly(ethylene)glycol and doped with salt, H.-S. Park, S.-W. Kang, L. Tortora, Satyendra Kumar, and Oleg Lavrentovich

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Park et al. Reply, M. S. Park, B.-J. Yoon, J. O. Park, Satyendra Kumar, and M. Srinivasarao

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Inelastic Collisions and Anisotropic Aggregation of Particles in a Nematic Collider Driven by Backflow, Oleg P. Pishnyak, Sergij V. Shiyanovskii, and Oleg Lavrentovich

Self-Organized Photochromic Dithienylcyclopentene Organogels, Krishnamurthy Rameshbabu, Lu Zuo, Chanjoong Kim, Augustine Urbas, and Quan Li

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The Effect of Surface Alignment on Analog Control of Director Rotation in Polarization Stiffened Smc* Devices, Mitya Reznikov, Lena M. Lopatina, Michael J. O'Callaghan, and Philip J. Bos

Shape Selection of Twist-Nematic-Elastomer Ribbons, Yoshiki Sawa, Fangfu Ye, Kenji Urayama, Toshikazu Takigawa, Vianney Gimenez-Pinto, Robin Selinger, and Jonathan Selinger

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Nonsymmetric bent-core liquid crystals based on a 1,2,4-thiadiazole core unit and their nematic mesomorphism, J. Seltzmann, A. Marini, B. Mennucci, S. Dey, Satyendra Kumar, and M. Lehmann

Crystalline, Liquid Crystalline, and Isotropic Phases of Sodium Deoxycholate in Water, Z. Su, S. Luthra, J. Krzyzaniak, D. M. Agra-Kooijman, Satyendra Kumar, S. Byrn, and E. Shalaev

Chiral Symmetry Breaking by Spatial Confinement in Tactoidal Droplets of Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals, Luana Tortora and Oleg Lavrentovich

Electrically Reconfigurable and Thermally Sensitive Optical Properties of Gold Nanorods Dispersed Liquid Crystal Blue Phase, Jenny-Marie Wong, Jeoung-Yeon Hwang, and Liang-Chy Chien

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Electro-Optic Kerr Effect in Polymer-Stabilized Isotropic Liquid Crystals, Young-Cheol Yang and Deng-Ke Yang

Diffuse Cone Behavior and Microscopic Structure of the de Vries Smectic-A and Sm-C Phases, H.-G. Yoon, D. M. Agra-Kooijman, K. Ayub, R. P. Lemieux, and Satyendra Kumar

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Direct Observation of Diffuse Cone Behavior in De Vries Smectic-A and -C Phases of Organosiloxane Mesogens, HyungGuen Yoon, Dena M. Agra-Kooijman, Khurshid Ayub, Robert P. Lemieux, and Satyendra Kumar

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Homogeneous and Homeotropic Alignment of Bent-Core Uniaxial and Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals, HyungGuen Yoon, Shin-Woong Kang, Matthias Lehmann, Jung Ok Park, Mohan Srinivasarao, and Satyendra Kumar

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Maier-Saupe Theory in Four Dimensions, Xiaoyu Zheng and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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One Order Parameter Tensor Mean Field Theory for Biaxial Liquid Crystals, Xiaoyu Zheng and Peter Palffy-Muhoray