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Liquid crystalline solvents at complex interfaces
Add to Calendar 2023-02-15T19:30:00 2023-02-15T20:30:00 UTC Liquid crystalline solvents at complex interfaces 301A Chemistry Building
Start DateWed, Feb 15, 2023
2:30 PM
End DateWed, Feb 15, 2023
3:30 PM
Presented By
Nicholas Abbott - Cornell University
Nicholas Abbott

Nicholas Abbott - Cornell University


Liquid crystalline phases formed by low molecular weight compounds combine the ordering and mobility of molecules typically associated with crystals and liquids, respectively. This combination of properties leads to a range of unique interfacial behaviors, including the capability to amplify atomic-scale events into the optical scale. This presentation will address the ordering of oily liquid crystals at two classes of interfaces: interfaces of catalytic metal alloysand aqueous phases. New principles for probing the behaviors of molecules at interfaces, and for transducing chemical and mechanical energy, will be discussed.


Event Series: Chemistry Department Colloquium Seminar Series Spring 2023