CLCD - cholesteric liquid-crystalline dispersion

CLCD - cholesteric liquid-crystalline dispersion

Manipulation of the nanoparticle of CLCD (cholesteric liquid-crystalline dispersion) complex (DNA-Gd3+) on the surface of nuclear membrane filter. Scan size is 4x4 microns.

Below you can see the images of  "hard" CLCD particles, the DNA molecules of which are connected by nanobridges, and the profile of one cut particle. The particles are immobilized on the surface of nuclear membrane filter.

CLCD - cholesteric liquid-crystalline dispersion (a)

Top Mode topography image

CLCD - cholesteric liquid-crystalline dispersion (b)

Force AFM nanolithography

CLCD - cholesteric liquid-crystalline dispersion (cross-section)

Sample courtesy of Prof. Yu. M. Yevdokimov, Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology (EIMB).
These results were published in the following book:
Yu.M. Yevdokimov,V.I.Salyanov, S.G. Skuridin
Nanostructures and nanoconstructions based on DNA
Edited by Prof. Yu.M. Yevdokimov