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August 24, 2022

Researchers precisely control movement of defects within active liquid crystals

Researchers have shown in simulations that they can precisely control the movement of defects within active liquid crystals, which makes the crystals candidates for technologies like drug delivery systems and sensors.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DMR 2011854.]

Learn more in the University of Chicago news story Controlling chaos in liquid crystals, gaining precision in autonomous technologies. (Date of image: created Nov. 2010; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 24, 2022)

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