Recent Publications


Selected, recent publications       

 “Optical and electrical properties characterisation of photovoltaic spatial-light modulators”, N. Brouckaert, D. Bankova, T. Heiser, G. D’Alessandro, M. Kaczmarek, Opt. Mat. Exp. 13, 1808 (June 2023); DOI: 10.1364/OME.491603
“All-Optical Switching of Liquid Crystals at Terahertz Frequencies Enabled by Metamaterials”, B. Beddoes, E. Perivolari, M. Kaczmarek, V. Apostolopoulos, V. Fedotov, Opt. Exp.  31, 18336 (May 2023); DOI: 10.1364/OE.488360
“Spectral properties of intermediate to high refractive index nanocubes”, T. Madeleine, M. Kaczmarek, G. D’Alessandro, Opt. Express 31, 11395 (March 2023); DOI:
“Self-powered switchable glazing based on nematic liquid crystals and organic photovoltaic layers for smart windows applications”; S. Fall, J. Wang, T. Regrettier, N. Brouckaert, O. A. Ibraikulov, N. Leclerc, Y. Lin, M. Ibn Elhaj, L.  Komitov, P. Lévêque, M. Kaczmarek, T. Heiser, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (January 2023), DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c21727
“Homogenization modelling of antibiotic diffusion and adsorption in viral liquid crystals”, M. T.  van Rossem, P. R. Secor, S. Wilks; M. Kaczmarek, G. D’Alessandro, RS Open Science (January 2023); DOI: 10.1098/rsos.221120
“Analysis of light diffraction by azobenzene-based photoalignment layers”, A. Berdin, J. R. Gill, E. Perivolari, J. Kauppo, V. Apostolopoulos, G. D’Alessandro, M. Kaczmarek, A. Priimagi, Opt. Exp. 30, 29495 (July 2022); DOI: 10.1364/OE.464278.
“Characterization of optically thin cells and experimental liquid crystals”, D. Bankova, N. Brouckaert, N. Podoliak, B. Beddoes, E. White, O. Buchnev, M. Kaczmarek, G. D’Alessandro, Appl. Opt. 61, 4663 (May 2022), DOI: 10.1364/AO.456659
 "Modelling of filamentous phage-induced antibiotic tolerance of P. aeruginosa", M. T.  van Rossem, S. Wilks; M. Kaczmarek; P. R. Secor; G. D’Alessandro; PLOS ONE 17, e0261482 (April 2022); DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0261482
“Anomalous Resonance Frequency Shift in Liquid Crystal-Loaded THz Metamaterials”, E. Perivolari, V. A. Fedotov,J.  Parka, M. Kaczmarek, V. Apostolopoulos, Nanophotonics 11, 2341 (April 2022). DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2022-0036.
“Tracking the time evolution of soft matter systems via structural heterogeneity”, I. Membrillo-Solis, T. Orlova, K. Bednarska, P. Lesiak, T. Wolinski, Giampaolo D'Alessandro, J. Brodzki, M. Kaczmarek, Nature Communications Materials, 3, 1 (January 2022).  DOI: 10.1038/s43246-021-00223-1
“Nanoparticle-Induced Property Changes in Nematic Liquid Crystals”, N. Brouckaert, N. Podoliak, T. Orlova, D. Bankova, A. F. De Fazio, A. G. Kanaras, O.  Hovorka, G. D’Alessandro, M. Kaczmarek, Nanomaterials 12, 341 (January 2022). DOI: 10.3390/nano12030341
“Two-dimensional snapshot measurement of surface variation of anchoring in liquid crystal cells”, E. Perivolari, G. D’Alessandro, V. Apostolopoulos, N. Brouckaert, T. Heiser, M. Kaczmarek, Liquid Crystals(2021); DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2021.1928309
“Discriminating Between Coherent and Incoherent Light with Planar Metamaterials", T. Frank, O. Buchnev, T. Cookson, M. Kaczmarek, P. Lagoudakis, V. Fedotov, Nano Lett.  19, 6869 (2019).
"Self-induced liquid crystal q-plate by photoelectric interface activation”, N. Kravets, N. Podoliak, M. Kaczmarek, E. Brasselet,  Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 061101 (2019) (feature article and cover of APL)

"Multiscale models of metallic nanoparticles in nematic liquid crystals", T.P. Bennet, G. D’Alessandro and K.R. Daly, , SIAM J. Appl. Math. 78(2), 1228-1255 (2018)

“Intrinsic and photo-induced properties of high refractive index azobenzene based thin films", E. Mavrona, S. Mailis, N. Podoliak, G. D’Alessandro, N. Tabiryan, M. Trapatseli, J.-F. Blach, M. Kaczmarek, and V. Apostolopoulos,  Opt. Mater. Express 8 (2), 420-430 (2018)

"Liquid crystal-filled meta-pixel with switchable asymmetric reflectance and transmittance", O. Buchnev, N. Podoliak, and V. A. Fedotov, , J. Mol. Liq. 0167-7322 (2017)

"Optically controlled bistable waveplates", E. Perivolari, J.R. Gill, N. Podoliak, V. Apostolopoulos, T.J. Sluckin, G. D’Alessandro and M. Kaczmarek, , J. Mol. Liq. (2017)

"Wide area mapping of liquid crystal devices with passive and active command layer", T.P. Bennett, M.B. Proctor, J.J. Forster, E. Perivolari, N. Podoliak, M. Sugden, R. Kirke, T. Regrettier, T. Heiser, M. Kaczmarek and G. D’Alessandro, , Appl. Optics 56, 9050-9056 (2017)

"Twist-bend nematics and beyond, Liquid Crystals", G. D’Alessandro, G.R. Luckhurst and T.J. Sluckin,  44,1-3 (2017)

"Lifting degeneracy in nematic liquid crystal viscosities with a single optical measurement", T.P. Bennett, M.B. Proctor, M. Kaczmarek and G. D’Alessandro, , J. Colloid Interface Sci. 497, 201-206 (2017)

"Controlling stiction in nano-electro-mechanical systems using liquid crystals", O. Buchnev, N. Podoliak, T. Frank, M. Kaczmarek, L. Jiang, and V. A. Fedotov, , ACS Nano 10, 11519–11524 (2016)

"Thermal optical non-linearity of nematic mesophase enhanced by gold nanoparticles – an experimental and numerical investigation", O. Kurochkin, Y.K. Murugesan, T.P. Bennett, G. D’Alessandro, Y. Reznikov, G.H. Mehl, B.J. Tang and M. Kaczmarek, , Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 11503-11512 (2016)