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    • Experimental realization of crossover in shape and director field of nematic tactoids 

      Jamali, Vida; Behabtu, Natnael; Senyuk, Bohdan; Lee, J. Alex; Smalyukh, Ivan I.; van der Schoot, Paul; Pasquali, Matteo (2015)
      Spindle-shaped nematic droplets (tactoids) form in solutions of rod-like molecules at the onset of the liquid crystalline phase. Their unique shape and internal structure result from the interplay of the elastic deformation ...