Greta Babakhanova, featured ILCC liquid crystal artist, August 2018

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Greta Babakhanova is a Doctoral Candidate at the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University. She is currently conducting research in the laboratory of Dr. Oleg D. Lavrentovich. She is interested in liquid crystal-based responsive materials and is fascinated by defect structures and confinement effects
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Liquid crystal droplet at the glycerin-air interface at 90ºC. The scale in the picture shows 100 μm.
Jury comment:
The image attracts by its magic intricate forms and and subtleness of colour.