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dc.contributor.authorDutt, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSiril, P. F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRemita, S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T13:50:03Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T13:50:03Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/38175
dc.description.abstractLiquid crystal (LCs) is the state of matter that exhibits properties between a conventional liquid and solid crystals. Liquid crystals mainly can be classified into two types: thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystals. A thermotropic liquid crystal shows properties that are dependent on temperature conditions. On the other hand in lyotropic liquid crystals (LLCs), the amphiphiles are dissolved in a solvent and exhibit liquid crystalline properties in certain concentration ranges. In the literature, lot of reviews have been presented on thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystals (LLCs). But nowadays, swollen liquid crystals (SLCs) have become a much more important area of research because of their easily tunable properties, their stability and versatility of the system. Swollen liquid crystals (SLCs) consist of infinite liquid crystalline non polar cylinders organized on a hexagonal lattice in a polar medium and are prepared with the proper ratios of salted water and non polar solvents with cationic or anionic or non ionic surfactants and co surfactants i.e. water:oil:surfactant:cosurfactant. In this review article, we will briefly discuss the synthesis of swollen liquid crystals (SLCs), factors affecting their stability, different kinds of nanomaterials such as metallic, bimetallic, polymeric nanostructures synthesized inside swollen liquid crystals (SLCs) using different methods and the effect of swollen liquid crystal (SLC) confinement on the final morphology of nanomaterials with their potential applications.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleRSC Advancesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra26390aen_US
dc.subjectAnionic surfactantsen_US
dc.subjectCationic surfactantsen_US
dc.subjectCrystalline materialsen_US
dc.subjectLiquid crystalsen_US
dc.subjectLiquidsen_US
dc.subjectNanostructured materialsen_US
dc.subjectNanostructuresen_US
dc.subjectSurface active agentsen_US
dc.subjectConcentration rangesen_US
dc.subjectLiquid crystallineen_US
dc.subjectLiquid crystalline propertiesen_US
dc.subjectLiquid crystals (LCs)en_US
dc.subjectLyotropic liquid crystalen_US
dc.subjectSwollen liquid crystalsen_US
dc.subjectTemperature conditionsen_US
dc.subjectThermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystalsen_US
dc.subjectThermotropic liquid crystalsen_US
dc.titleSwollen liquid crystals (SLCs): A versatile template for the synthesis of nano structured materialsen_US
dc.typeReviewen_US
dc.departmentInstitute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM)en_US
dc.citation.spage5733en_US
dc.citation.epage5750en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber7en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber10en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/c6ra26390aen_US
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistryen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2046-2069en_US


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