Tying Liquid Crystals in Knots with Miniature Möbius Strips

Researchers hoping to understand how liquid crystal’s unique properties can be harnessed in the next generation of advanced materials and photonic devices have shown how to tie the material into knots. Using a miniature Möbius strip made from silica particles, University of Warwick scientists literally tied liquid crystals in knots, by modifying the alignment of the long, thin, rod-like molecules that line up to all point in the same direction. [Read More]