Happy New Year 2022

The Matrix team is pleased to wish you a Happy New Year 2022! The laboratory’s greeting card is illustrated by a Fréedericksz transition in a biaxial smectic phase.

Perfect assemblies of gold nanoparticles

Nanoparticles can assemble in periodic structures, like atoms, called supercrystals. There are many applications for these materials (from catalysis to detection) but they require regular assemblies with as few defects …