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Colloidal structures with novel functions

Kang, Nae-Gyu


Nae-Gyu Kang


Paul D. I. Fletcher

Vesselin N. Paunov


Over the last two decades, many kinds of environmentally responsive materials based on the chemical nature of gels and adsorption of surfactants at various interfaces are proposed. For the development of colloidal systems showing novel functionality we have designed various experimental systems for imaging the adsorption of surfactant at the interface between a nematic liquid crystal (LC) and water, self.propelling stimuli - responsive hydrogels and Janus particles.

Optical textures changes produced by adsorption of a range of surfactants at the LC-water interface have been investigated using polarised and fluorescence microscopy to develop a novel sensor to detect various interfacial phenomena without requiring labelling of the analyte and the use of electroanalytical apparatus.


Kang, N. (2009). Colloidal structures with novel functions. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date Aug 15, 2011
Publicly Available Date Feb 22, 2023
Keywords Chemistry
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Additional Information Department of Chemistry, The University of Hull
Award Date Mar 1, 2009


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