Electrically controllable self-assembly for radial alignment of gold nanorods in liquid crystal droplets
2015 (English)In: Optical Materials Express, ISSN 2159-3930, Vol. 5, no 5, 1065-1070 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We demonstrate the dispersion and alignment of gold nanorods in 5CB liquid crystal droplets in silicon oil with a radial director structure. This biphasic system shows that the nanorods are stabilized against phase boundary driven aggregation. The radial alignment of the droplets can be further controlled by electric field. This method is potentially useful for the fabrication of hybrid nanostructured materials, such as plasmonic polymer dispersed liquid crystals and self-assembly-based devices; it could also be extended for use with magnetic, semi-conducting, or up-conversion nanoparticles.
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2015. Vol. 5, no 5, 1065-1070 p.
Crystal structure, Drops, Electric fields, Gold, Hybrid materials, Liquid crystals, Liquids, Nanomagnetics, Nanorods, Plasmons, Biphasic systems, Director structure, Gold nanorod, Liquid-crystal droplets, Polymer dispersed liquid crystals, Silicon oil, Up conversion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-169146DOI: 10.1364/OME.5.001065ISI: 000353922700015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84929339448OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-169146DiVA: diva2:820434
QC 201506122015-06-122015-06-112015-06-12Bibliographically approved