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Reversible long-range patterning of gold nanoparticles by smectic liquid crystals

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Reversible long-range patterning of gold nanoparticles by smectic liquid crystals. / Milette, Jonathan; Relaix, Sabrina; Lavigne, Cyrille; Toader, Violeta; Cowling, Stephen J.; Saez, Isabel M.; Lennox, R. Bruce; Goodby, John W.; Reven, Linda.

In: Soft Matter, Vol. 8, No. 24, 28.06.2012, p. 6593-6598.

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Milette, J, Relaix, S, Lavigne, C, Toader, V, Cowling, SJ, Saez, IM, Lennox, RB, Goodby, JW & Reven, L 2012, 'Reversible long-range patterning of gold nanoparticles by smectic liquid crystals', Soft Matter, vol. 8, no. 24, pp. 6593-6598. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2sm25445j

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Milette, J., Relaix, S., Lavigne, C., Toader, V., Cowling, S. J., Saez, I. M., Lennox, R. B., Goodby, J. W., & Reven, L. (2012). Reversible long-range patterning of gold nanoparticles by smectic liquid crystals. Soft Matter, 8(24), 6593-6598. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2sm25445j

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Milette J, Relaix S, Lavigne C, Toader V, Cowling SJ, Saez IM et al. Reversible long-range patterning of gold nanoparticles by smectic liquid crystals. Soft Matter. 2012 Jun 28;8(24):6593-6598. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2sm25445j

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Milette, Jonathan ; Relaix, Sabrina ; Lavigne, Cyrille ; Toader, Violeta ; Cowling, Stephen J. ; Saez, Isabel M. ; Lennox, R. Bruce ; Goodby, John W. ; Reven, Linda. / Reversible long-range patterning of gold nanoparticles by smectic liquid crystals. In: Soft Matter. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 24. pp. 6593-6598.

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