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Golden Wedding for Liquid Crystals

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  00:05:00  2011  Color  Sound

This film presents the researches done at the CEMES (Center for the elaboration of materials and for structural studies), led by Michel Mitov, concerning the molecules of cholesteric liquid crystals. These molecules gather to form helicoidal structures which reflect selectively the light, a phenomenon that depends on the helice thread. Found commonly into nature, they are also largely use in the industry, to product thermal detectors or cosmetics for instance. A new use has been discovered by the CEMES: the researchers take them to produce golden nanoparticles networks differently shaped (lines, double spirals, targets).

Producer : CNRS Images
 
Author : RONAT Luc (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : RONAT Luc (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
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Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of animations.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Music ("Wonderment" by Ray Russel - "Crystal culture» by Achille Richard & Yuhei Nokata).
PersonnalitiesMITOV Michel(CEMES, UPR CNRS, Toulouse); AGEZ Gonzague(CEMES, UPR CNRS, Toulouse)
NotesCEMES : Centre d'élaboration de matériaux et d'études structurales.
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Physics

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Number2853
PublicLarge audience ; Specialised audience
Original SupportXDCam EX
VersionFrench
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