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Detecting Compounds with Liquid Crystals

Although highly sensitive techniques already exist for monitoring gas phase chemicals in the environment, these methods involve expensive, complex instruments and processes such as mass spectroscopy, ...
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Nicholas Abbott, Rahul Shah | P01228US

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Rubbed Substrates for Liquid Crystals

Although many techniques have been developed for detecting the presence of target species in biological samples, most conventional assay methods are expensive and require complex instrumentation and h...
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Nicholas Abbott, Seung-Ryeol Kim | P00121US

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Low-Power Liquid Crystal Switching Mechanism

Liquid crystal displays (LCDs) are found in a wide range of consumer products, including laptop computers, digital clocks, microwave ovens and CD players. But LCDs are currently unsuitable for certain...
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Nicholas Abbott, Yan-Yeung Luk | P02034US

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Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces

Polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) are successive layers of alternating anionic and cationic polymeric coatings that can be modified to incorporate a variety of adducts. Excipients, including polyelec...
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Nicholas Abbott, Nathan Lockwood, Katie Cadwell, Frank Caruso, Elvira Tjipto | P05388US

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Liquid Crystalline Substrates for Culturing Cells

Cells in culture are typically observed visually and subjectively by microscopy or the naked eye. Such cells are generally grown in solution or on solid supports. In the case of human embryonic stem (...
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Nicholas Abbott, Juan DePablo, Sean Palecek, Nathan Lockwood, Jeffrey Mohr, Christopher Murphy, Elise Huang | P05432US

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