LCN Research Group

“Liquid Crystalline Nanosystems” research group was established in Nalbandyan Institute of Chemical Physics as part of the Innovation Center of Nanoscience and Technology within the framework of a grant project for newly established scientific groups of the Science Committee, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports RA on September 9, 2021.

RESEARCH DIRECTIONS

  • Development of technologies for exfoliation of single layer films (SLF) (graphene, GO and MoS2), and liquid crystalline (LC) phase synthesis by computer modeling of optimal parameters.
  • Theoretical and experimental study of the structural, electrochemical, electro-optical properties of the LC phases of the SLFs with the additive organic molecules and nanoparticles․
  • Preparation of cloaking coatings in the THz range based on the achieved nanostructured thin films and identification of the possibilities of their improvement using LC structures.
  • Investigation of liquid crystalline surface plasmon resonance biosensors.
  • Fabrication of liquid crystalline single- and multi-layer structures enriched with nanoparticles and dyes, induction of defects with external fields, and tuning of electro-optical properties of the above-mentioned systems.
Hermine Gharagulyan

Hermine Gharagulyan

PhD in Physics, Head of Research Group of Liquid Crystalline Nanosystems

Yeghvard Melikyan

Yeghvard Melikyan

PhD student, Junior researcher

Karen Simonyan

Karen Simonyan

Laboratory assistant

Harutyun Dashtoyan

Harutyun Dashtoyan

PhD in Technical Sciences, Researcher