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Program Highlights for year 2012

Moving and Rotating Particles with Low Light Levels

Research

LCMRC researchers have developed a method for manipulating particles by light without touching them by using liquid crystals as a light-controlled host fluid.

(2012)

Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal-Based Pico-Projectors

Industry

Center researchers are collaborating with spin-off Displaytech (now part of Micron Technologies) to develop ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) materials for application in picoprojectors.  The high-quality time sequential color and high brightness enabled by FLC switching speed, and high fill fact

(2012)

Silicon/Organic Heterojunctions for Photovoltaics

Research

In a photovoltaic cell, an incident photon creates an electron (black circle in top sketch) and a hole (open circle).

(2012)

IRG-C: Self-assembly of ionic surfactants accelerated by graphics processing units (GPUs)

Research

                                                                                                   

Ionic micellar assemblies have been simulated over μs time scales on GPUs (image on cover of Soft Matter).

(2012)

MRFN Shared Facilities Workshop

Facilities

The Materials Research Facilities Network hosted a Shared Facilities Workshop, held at Northwestern University, Nov 1-2, 2011. 

(2012)

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