Lipid liquid-crystal phase change induced through near-infrared irradiation of entrained graphene particles

Matthew D J Quinn, Joanne D Du, Ben J Boyd, Adrian Hawley, Shannon M Notley

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Abstract

Lipid packing is intimately related to the geometry of the lipids and the forces that drive self-assembly. Here, the photothermal response of a cubic liquid-crystalline phase formed using phytantriol in the presence of low concentrations of pristine graphene was evaluated. Small-angle X-ray scattering showed the reversible phase changes from cubic to hexagonal to micellar due to localized heating through irradiation with near-infrared (NIR) light and back to cubic after cooling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6605-6609
Number of pages5
JournalLangmuir
Volume31
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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