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Lipid Liquid-Crystal Phase Change Induced through near-Infrared Irradiation of Entrained Graphene Particles

Quinn, Matthew D. J.; Du, Joanne; Boyd, Ben J.; Hawley, Adrian; Notley, Shannon; Hawley, A


Lipid packing is intimately related to the geometry of the lipids and the forces that drive self-assembly. Here, the photothermal response of a cubic liquid-crystalline phase formed using phytantriol in the presence of low concentrations of pristine graphene was evaluated. Small-angle X-ray scattering showed the reversible phase changes from cubic to hexagonal to micellar due to localized heating through irradiation with near-infrared (NIR) light and back to cubic after cooling.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Langmuir
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01308


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