Scientists grow liquid crystal "flowers" to use as lenses

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have grown liquid crystal flowers, making it possible to create lenses as complex as the compound eye of a dragonfly. When perfected, the technology could allow the growth of lenses on curved surfaces, and structures to be assembled out of liquid crystals to build new materials, smart surfaces, microlens arrays and advanced sensors... Continue Reading Scientists grow liquid crystal "flowers" to use as lensesSection: ScienceTags: Lenses, Liquid crystal, Metamaterials, Nanotechnology, self-assembly, University of Pennsylvania Related Articles: Samsung files patent for liquid zoom lens Liquid zoom lenses to be available in camera phones before the end of 2005 Scientists grow microscopic flowers by controlling crystal formation 'Liquid pistons' the next phone camera revolution? PixelOptics to launch 'world's first electronic focusing eyewear' Liquid lens mimics the human eye

Scientists grow liquid crystal "flowers" to use as lenses

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have grown liquid crystal flowers, making it possible to create lenses as complex as the compound eye of a dragonfly. When perfected, the technology ...

Tue 24 Dec 13 from Gizmag

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Penn researchers grow liquid crystal 'flowers' that can be used as lenses

A team of material scientists, chemical engineers and physicists from the University of Pennsylvania has made another advance in their effort to use liquid crystals as a medium for assembling ...

Mon 23 Dec 13 from TG Daily

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Liquid Crystal 'Flowers' Can Be Used as Lenses

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