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Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
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University of Pennsylvania

Micropost with Defect Ring

Caption: A submerged micropost causes the surrounding nematic liquid crystal to form a ring defect pattern at the post's mid-height. This ring acts a further template, directing nanoparticles on the surface 50 microns away.

Credit: PNAS

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