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Selection of papers published in peer-review journals

C. Boyon, V. Soldan and M. Mitov, Bioinspired, Cholesteric Liquid-Crystal Reflectors with Time-Controlled Coexisting Chiral and Achiral Structures, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13, 30118 (2021).



A. Scarangella, V. Soldan and M. Mitov, Biomimetic design of Iridescent Insect Cuticles with Tailored, Self-Organized Cholesteric Patterns, Nature Communications, 11, 4108 (2020).



A. Jullien, M. Neradovskiy and M. Mitov, Hyperspectral topography of the twisted, cholesteric patterns of an insect cuticle under various conditions of helix obliquity, APL Photonics, 5, 096102 (2020).



A. Jullien, M. Neradovskiy, A. Scarangella and M. Mitov, Biomimicry of iridescent, patterned insect cuticles : comparison of biological and synthetic, cholesteric microcells using hyperspectral imaging, J. Roy. Soc. Interface,17, 20200239 (2020).



M. Neradovskiy, A. Scarangella, A. Jullien, and M. Mitov, Dispersion of 20 fs pulses through band edges of cholesteric liquid crystals, Optics Express, 27, 21794 (2019).



A. Jullien, A. Scarangella, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori and M. Mitov, Nanoscale hyperspectral imaging of tilted cholesteric liquid crystal structures, Soft Matter, 15, 3256-3263 (2019). https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/sm/c8sm02506a#!divAbstract

M. Mitov, V. Soldan and S. Balor, Observation of an anisotropic texture inside the wax layer of insect cuticle, Arthropod Structure & Development, 47, 622-626 (2018). https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01994861

G. Agez, C. Bayon and M. Mitov, Multiwavelength micromirrors in the cuticle of scarab beetle Chrysina gloriosa, Acta Biomater., 48, 357-367 (2017). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1742706116306298

M. Mitov, Cholesteric Liquid Crystals in Living Matter, Soft Matter, 13, 4176-4209 (2017) http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2017/sm/c7sm00384f#!divAbstract

I. Dierking, M. Mitov and M. A. Osipov, Smectic layer instabilities in liquid crystals, Soft Matter, 11, 819-837 (2015). http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/sm/c4sm02505a#!divAbstract

C. Bayon, G. Agez and M. Mitov, Size-effect of oligomeric cholesteric liquid-crystal microlenses on the optical specifications, Optics Lett., 40, 4763-4766 (2015). https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-40-20-4763&origin=search

C. Bayon, G. Agez and M. Mitov, Wavelength-tunable light shaping with cholesteric liquid crystal microlenses, Lab Chip, 14, 2063-2071 (2014). http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2014/LC/c4lc00152d#!divAbstract

G. Agez, S. Relaix and M. Mitov, Cholesteric liquid crystal gels with a graded mechanical stress, Phys. Rev. E, 89, 022513 (2014). http://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.89.022513

M. Mitov, Liquid-Crystal Science from 1888 to 1922: Building a Revolution, ChemPhysChem, 15, 1245-1250 (2014). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cphc.201301064/abstract

M. Mitov, Cholesteric Liquid Crystals with a Broad Light Reflection Band, Adv. Mater., 24, 6260-6276 (2012). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201202913/abstract

R. Bitar, G. Agez and M. Mitov, Cholesteric liquid crystal self-organization of gold nanoparticles, Soft Matter, 7, 8198-8206 (2011). http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2011/SM/c1sm05628j#!divAbstract

G. Agez and M. Mitov, Cholesteric Liquid Crystalline Materials with a Dual Circularly Polarized Light Reflection Band Fixed at Room Temperature, J. Phys. Chem. B, 115, 6421-6426 (2011). http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp2014622

G. Agez, R. Bitar and M. Mitov, Color selectivity lent to a cholesteric liquid crystal by monitoring interface-induced deformations, Soft Matter, 7, 2841-2847 (2011). http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2011/SM/c0sm00950d#!divAbstract


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  • Sensitive Matter - Foams, Gels, Liquid Crystals, and Other Miracles, Michel Mitov, Harvard University Press, 2012.
  • Matière sensible. Mousses, gels, cristaux liquides et autres miracles, Michel Mitov, Editions du Seuil, 2010.
  • Les Cristaux Liquides, Michel Mitov, Presses Universitaires de France, Que Sais-Je ?, n°1296, 2000. EPUISE.