Soft Matter Cover

The article morphology of elastic nematic liquid crystal membranes, co-authored with Pardis and Prof. Rey A. was selected as front cover of Soft Matter. Congratulations Pardis for this second achievement on architected patterns in liquid crystal membranes!









The picture on the right is a ternary phase diagram of membrane surface morphologies showing the role of anchoring strength and bending elasticity in the formation of architected surface patterns in liquid crystals.