+380 44 525 5679 yurireznikov@hotmail.com

LCNet is a research group that works in the area of liquid crystals and related topics.

It is based on Physics of Crystals department of Institute of Physics (Kiev, Ukraine) and actively collaborates with other groups around the globe.

Institute of Physics
Prospect Nauki 46
Kyiv 03680 UKRAINE

tel: (+380 44) 525 5679

e-mail: yuri@iop.kiev.ua

LCNet News

  • May, 26, 2016
    Nina Sheremet defended her PhD thesis “Light-induced anchoring of nematic liquid crystals with chalcogenide glass surfaces” at the Department of Physics of Crystals, Institute of Physics, NAS of Ukraine under supervision of Yu. Reznikov.
  • May, 27, 2016
    On May 27 NATO SPS Information Day was held in Kyiv where our group presented results obtained in the project “Ultra-fast adaptive optical elements based on stressed liquid crystals”.


  • December, 2015
    Dear friends!
    We are pleased to inform that: December 22-23 , 2015, in the main building of Institute of Physics, NAS of Ukraine XV CHRISTMAS CONFERENCE on LIQUID CRYSTALs will take place. Friendly and warm atmosphere!
  • September, 2015
    Lcnet research group together with Kent State University (Prof. John L. West), Jerusalem College of Technology (Prof. Michael L. Manevich) and Colorado University at Colorado Springs (Prof. Anatoliy Glushchenko) have won  a prestigious grant of Science for Peace and Security Programme of NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division.







Current Grants and Networks


  • Grants of COST Action 1205 (2014-2016)
    Advances in Optofluidics: Integration of Optical Control
    and Photonics with Microfluidics”
    Prof.Yuriy Reznikov (Institute of Physics NANU)
  •  Project funded by National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2013-2014)
    “Magneto-optical anisotropic suspensions of dye
    Prof.Yuriy Reznikov (Institute of Physics NANU)
    -Prof. Ralf Stannarius
  •  Project funded by National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2013-2017)
    “Electrical, magnetic, and nonlinear optical properties of the
    dispersion nanoparticles of
    different nature in oriented
    liquid crystals”
    Prof.Yuriy Reznikov (Institute of Physics NANU)
  • Project funded by National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2012-2016)
    “Optical, electrophysical , magnetotransport properties of
    atomic-molecular systems solid objects with different types of
    conductivity and structural organization”

Recent Publications

  • S. Kredentser, L. Bugaeva, A. Derzhypolski, D. Cherepanov, Sergiy Malynych, N. Castro, Patrick Davidson, and Yuriy Reznikov.
    Stability criteria for Aqueous Colloidal Vanadium Pentoxide Suspensions Doped with Magnetite Nanoparticles.
    Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects506, 774-781  (2016)
  • M. F. Prodanov, O. G.  Buluy, A. P. Kryshtal, E.V. Popova, S.A. Gamzaevaa, Yu. A. Reznikov and V. V. Vashchenk.
    Magnetic Actuation of Thermodynamically Stable Colloid of Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles in a Liquid Crystal.

    Soft Matter  (2016)DOI:10.1039/C6SM00906A
  • O. Kurochkin,   Y. K. Murugesan,   T. P. Bennett,   G. D’Alessandro,   Y. Reznikov,   B. J. Tang,   G. H. Mehlc and  M. Kaczmarek.
    Thermal optical non-linearity of nematic mesophase enhanced by gold nanoparticles – an experimental and numerical investigation.
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, 11503-11512 (2016)

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