doc. dr. S. Čopar (UL FMF): Patterning of liquid crystal textures
Source: Monday physics colloquium
doc. dr. Simon Čopar
Patterning of liquid crystal textures
Povzetek / Abstract:
The flowing nature of liquid crystals allows self-organization and reconfigurability, and their anisotropy is ideal for making patterns that respond to and modulate light. Controlling the patterns made by liquid crystals is thus a forefront of research, not only for displays, but in basic research as well. I will present various ways of producing and controlling patterns in liquid crystals, including colloidal inclusions, creation of chiral solitons, topographical patterning and photoalignment procedures. I will further discuss the topological nature of produced patterns and present the recently published results of micropatterning with air trapped in etched holes.