Semiconductor liquid crystal compositions and methods for making such compositions are disclosed. One embodiment of the invention is directed to a liquid crystal composition including a solvent and semiconductor particles in the solvent. The solvent and the semiconductor particles are in an effective amount in the liquid crystal composition to form a liquid crystal phase.
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
This invention was made with Government support under the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098 and by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (F49620-98-1-0243). The Government has certain rights in this invention.