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Design, synthesis, and characterization of mesogenic amine-capped nematic gold nanoparticles with surface-enhanced plasmonic resonances (2012)
Journal Article
Yu, C. H., Schubert, C. P. J., Welch, C., Tang, B. J., Tamba, M. G., & Mehl, G. H. (2012). Design, synthesis, and characterization of mesogenic amine-capped nematic gold nanoparticles with surface-enhanced plasmonic resonances. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134(11), (5076-5079). doi:10.1021/ja300492d. ISSN 0002-7863

The use of the liquid-crystalline state to control the assembly of large (>5 nm) gold nanoparticles (NPs) is of considerable interest because of the promise of novel metamaterial properties of such systems. Here we report on a new approach for the pr... Read More

Electrochemistry of organometallic lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals (2012)
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Halls, J. E., Bourne, R. W., Wright, K. J., Partington, L. I., Tamba, M. G., Zhou, Y., …Wadhawan, J. D. (2012). Electrochemistry of organometallic lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals. Electrochemistry communications, 19(1), 50-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2012.02.032

Two aqueous lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals made from nickel(II) or copper(II) phthalocyananine tetrasulfonic acid tetrasodium salt are prepared with characterisation through optical polarising microscopy, X-ray diffraction and conductivity. Thes... Read More

Fabrication of novel lightweight composites by a hydrogel templating technique (2012)
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Rutkevicius, M., Munusami, S. K., Watson, Z., Field, A. D., Salt, M., Stoyanov, S. D., …Paunov, V. N. (2012). Fabrication of novel lightweight composites by a hydrogel templating technique. Materials research bulletin, 47(4), 980-986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2012.01.014

A non-conventional way of preparation of lightweight porous materials by templating hydrogels with a range of hydrophilic and hydrophobic scaffolding materials was explored. Sub-millimetre hydrogel slurries of polyacrylamide and gellan gum were templ... Read More