Scattering under shear: Alignment of a disordered bicontinuous mesophase

Annela M. Seddon, Gudrun Lötze, Tomás Plivelic, Adam M. Squires

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In this work we demonstrate that the application of shear to a disordered lyoptropic liquid phase formed by a biological lipid, monoolein formed in water and butanediol results in the formation of an aligned lamellar phase. Furthermore we show that if shear is applied to this disordered phase in the presence of additional water, an highly oriented inverse bicontinous cubic phase is created. We suggest that these two phase may have applications as biological models, as templates for nanostructured materials and in improved protein crystallization techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event2011 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Apr 201129 Apr 2011


Conference2011 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySan Francisco, CA


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