Liquid Crystal Sensors

1st Edition

Albert Schenning, Gregory P. Crawford, Dirk J. Broer

CRC Press
Published August 28, 2017
Reference - 164 Pages - 8 Color & 93 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498729727 - CAT# K26081
Series: Liquid Crystals Book Series

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Liquid Crystal Sensors discusses novel applications of liquid crystals that lie beyond electrically driven optical switches and displays. The main focus is on recent progress in the area of sensors based on low molar mass and polymer liquid crystals. This area of research became "hot" in recent years since the possibilities for applications of liquid crystal sensors are growing in many areas, ranging from the detection of mechanical displacements to the detection of environmental pollutants and chemical agents.

This book is well-suited for students, as well as scientists from different backgrounds. For students and researchers new to the field, it gives a thorough introduction. For experienced researchers it shows the latest breakthroughs and serves as an inspiration for solving problems or sparking new ideas.

Key Features:

  • Emphasizes how liquid crystals are extremely sensitive to external stimuli and therefore can be used for the construction of stimuli-responsive devices, such as sensors
  • Includes the contributions of editors who are deeply involved in the field and author chapters on hot topics such as the sensitivity of liquid crystals to pollutants, UV light, and strain
  • Provides an exclusive on LC sensors where having the data in one place will be very useful to the community
  • Gives more information on sensors and broadens the scope by having a contributed volume rather than authored
  • Combines recent data on advances in the area of liquid crystal sensors that includes many types of liquid crystal materials