Hybrid molecular/mineral lyotropic liquid crystal systems from Graphene Oxide.
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Recent research conducted at the National Graphene Institute (NGI) in Manchester, UK and published in the journal ‘Carbon’ features Henniker’s HPT-100 plasma system in the preparation of graphene oxide which can self-assemble to form lyotropic liquid crystals (LLC). These new materials have potential applications in new hybrid nanostructured devices such as liquid crystal fibres and supercapacitors.