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...


Mar 26 2019 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Dr. Jose Moran-Mirabal
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, McMaster University
Mar 27 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Lev Lewis
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
Mar 28 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Dr. Marie Richard-Lacroix
Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena et Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology


Congratulations to Dr. David Perrin!

Dr. David Perrin has been awarded the 2019 Bernard Belleau Award from the CSC.  This award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of medicinal chemistry through research involving...

Congratulations to Yuanyuan Cao!

Yuanyuan Cao, Postdoctoral Fellow in the MacLachlan Group, is the recipient of the BioProducts Institute Rising Star Award of $5000. The Rising Star Awards were created to recognize, encourage and empower under-represented groups in the BPI...