Law and Order

These "paintings" are microscopic pictures obtained with cross-polarized light. They show birefringence textures that are caused by the self-organization of anisotropic nano-objects in water into so-called lyotropic liquid crystalline phases. The ordered liquid is formed due to the second law of thermodynamics. Indeed, above a threshold concentration entropy is gained through alignment. In such a way the objects are keeping more degrees of freedom than in a disordered but stuck state.

Here, nano-filaments, nano-platelets and self-assembled bola-amphiphiles are the protagonists. Pictures were taken in the labs of BASF Coatings Division.
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