Nanocharacterization of lyotropic liquid crystalline systems

Patrick G. Hartley, Hsin-Hui Shen

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The development of techniques for the characterization of the nanostructure of lyotropic liquid crystalline systems have been crucial in enabling increased understanding of fundamental properties and efficacy in technological applications. This chapter provides a review of a number of commonly used and emerging nanocharacterization techniques, with a view to providing a resource for academic and industrial researchers joining the field. 

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelf-Assembled Supramolecular Architectures
Subtitle of host publicationLyotropic Liquid Crystals
EditorsNissim Garti, Ponisseril Somasundaran, Raffaele Mezzenga
Place of PublicationHoboken, New Jersey
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781118336632
ISBN (Print)9780470281758
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWiley Series on Surface and Interfacial Chemistry
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons


  • Bulk lyotropic LCs, phase nanocharacterization and behavior
  • Dispersed LLC characterization
  • LLC and surface/interface characterization, neutron reflectometry
  • LLC system nanocharacterization
  • Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

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