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Self–Healing, Self-motile, and Self-Organizing Liquid Crystals:

Self-Healing Liquid Crystals
Spin-dewetted self-organization of Liquid Crystals

Liquids are self-healing by nature while the solids show exactly opposite behavior. Liquid crystals are materials that possess a solid like orientational order but they behave more like a liquid. We are exploiting these features to develop self-healing materials in which tuning the external environment such as temperature, pressure, or chemical potential can fuel up the liquid properties of a liquid crystal to heal the scratches/defects. Further, liquid crystals also show interesting optical and electrical properties. We are exploiting the exceptions optical and electrical properties of the liquid crystalline materials to develop light reflectors, locomotives, and sensors.