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By showing that tiny particles injected into a liquid crystal medium adhere to existing mathematical theorems, physicists at the University of Colorado Boulder have opened the door for the creation of a host of new materials with properties that do not exist in nature.
Mathematics explains the observed 'beautiful and complex patterns revealed' in three-dimensional liquid crystal experiments, expected to lead to creation of new materials that can be actively controlled.
Chemists and physicists have succeeded in getting custom-shaped microparticles to interact and self-assemble in a controlled way in a liquid crystal.
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