Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals: Structures and Physical Properties

Hideo Takezoe, Alexey Eremin

© 2017 - CRC Press
Published August 1, 2017
Reference - 288 Pages - 32 Color & 157 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482247596 - CAT# K23641
Series: Liquid Crystals Book Series

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  • Covers the entire field of bent-shaped liquid crystals from discovery to chemical structure, physical phenomena, and applications
  • Includes also theoretical framework and extensive experimental results particularly on polarity and chirality
  • Targets those working not just in liquid crystals, but also in supramolecular chemistry, polymer chemistry, chirality, supramolecular materials and complex soft condensed matter


Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals: Structures and Physical Properties provides insight into the latest developments in the research on liquid crystals formed by bent-shaped mesogens. After a historical introduction, the expert authors discuss different kinds of mesophase structures formed by bent-shaped molecules. This book devotes the majority of its pages to physical properties such as polar switching, optics and non-linear optics, and behavior in restricted geometries. However, as chemistry is often highly relevant to the emergence of new phases, particularly with reflection symmetry breaking, it also involves a broad spectrum of interesting chemistry viewpoints.