Cubosome Topologies at Various Particle Sizes and Crystallographic Symmetries
journal contributionposted on 15.12.2015, 00:00 by W. T. Góźdź
The nanoparticles built of bicontinuos lyotropic phases of cubic symmetry are studied within the framework of the Landau–Brazovskii functional that correctly predicts the structure of soft monocrystals and thin films of bicontinuos lyotropic phases. A detailed description of the geometry and topology of cubosomes is presented. This level of description of the internal structure of cubosomes is not easily accessible by experimental techniques. I show that the internal structure of the cubosomes may be extremely rich.