Penn Physics Team Discovers New Liquid Crystal Configurations

New research from physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College have advanced the field’s understanding of this class of materials, demonstrating never-before-seen configurations by confining a water-based liquid crystal in a cylinder. 

The research was led by postdoctoral fellow Joonwoo Jeong and graduate students Zoey Davidson and Louis Kang, working closely with professors Arjun Yodh and Tom Lubensky at Penn and Peter Collings, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Swarthmore.

Their study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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