Liquid Crystals Research Group

The Laboratory of Liquid Crystals was established in 1975. It mainly performs spectroscopic investigations of liquid and photonic crystals. The optical properties of these crystals are important for practical applications, thus at the present special attention is paid to liquid crystal dendrimers that can catch metal nano-particles, ions or neutral molecules. The properties of infiltrated photonic crystals are also investigated. The laboratory was a participant in the EU Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6) competence network project PHOREMOST 2004–2008 Nr511616 (http://www.nanophotonicseurope.org) – NanoPhotonics to Realise Molecular Scale Technologies.

The laboratory cooperates with the University of Nottingham (UK), Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (Germany), University of Zaragoza (Spain), University of Barcelona (Spain), University of Madrid (Spain), University of Vigo (Spain), University of Florence (Italy), University of Urbino (Italy), Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (Poland), University of Warsaw (Poland), B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering (Ukraine) and Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russia).



The laboratory currently investigates 2 research topics:


  • Nanodiamonds for medicine and for photonics;
  • Hybrid system dendrimers-nanoparticles for medicine and for solar cells.




Studentų St. 39, room R1
LT-08106 Vilnius
Tel.: +370 5 275 06 04
Fax. +370 5 275 06 04,
E-mail: rimantas.vaisnoras@leu.lt