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Liquid Crystals Book Series


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The Liquid Crystals Book Series publishes authoritative accounts of all aspects of the field, ranging from the basic fundamentals to the forefront of research, from the physics of liquid crystals to their chemical and biological properties, and from their self-assembling structures to their applications in devices. The series provides readers new to liquid crystals with a firm grounding in the subject, while offering experienced scientists and liquid crystallographers an indispensable resource to enhance their own research.

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Liquid Crystal Sensors

Liquid Crystal Sensors

1st Edition

Albert Schenning, Gregory P. Crawford, Dirk J. Broer
August 28, 2017

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...

Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals: Structures and Physical Properties

Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals: Structures and Physical Properties

1st Edition

Hideo Takezoe, Alexey Eremin
August 01, 2017

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...

Nanostructures and Nanoconstructions based on DNA

Nanostructures and Nanoconstructions based on DNA

1st Edition

Yuri M. Yevdokimov, V.I. Salyanov, S.G. Skuridin
June 04, 2012

Evolutionally optimized biomolecules and their complexes present attractive objects in the production of functionalized nanoobjects. Indeed, nucleic acid-based molecules are primary candidates as building blocks for development of nanoscale systems and devices. Written for chemists, physicists,...

DNA Liquid-Crystalline Dispersions and Nanoconstructions

DNA Liquid-Crystalline Dispersions and Nanoconstructions

1st Edition

Yuri M. Yevdokimov, V.I. Salyanov, S.V. Semenov, S.G. Skuridin
September 02, 2011

The discovery of the spatial structure of the double-stranded DNA molecule is one of the greatest achievements of science. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the DNA double helix is a distinguished symbol of modern biology. Divided into three parts, DNA Liquid-Crystalline Dispersions and...

Cross-Linked Liquid Crystalline Systems: From Rigid Polymer Networks to Elastomers

Cross-Linked Liquid Crystalline Systems: From Rigid Polymer Networks to Elastomers

1st Edition

Dirk Broer, Gregory P Crawford, Slobodan Zumer
January 24, 2011

Liquid crystal displays were discovered in the 1960s, and today we continue to enjoy the benefits of that fundamental discovery and its translation into a wide variety of products. Like liquid crystals, polymers are unusual materials, and have similarly enjoyed a great deal of research attention...

Chemistry of Discotic Liquid Crystals: From Monomers to Polymers

Chemistry of Discotic Liquid Crystals: From Monomers to Polymers

1st Edition

Sandeep Kumar
December 20, 2010

The self-contained properties of discotic liquid crystals (DLCs) render them powerful functional materials for many semiconducting device applications and models for energy and charge migration in self-organized dynamic functional soft materials. The past three decades have seen tremendous interest...

Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments, Two Volume Set

Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments, Two Volume Set

1st Edition

Patrick Oswald, Pawel Pieranski
January 18, 2006

These volumes are a result of the personal research and graduate lectures given by the authors at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and the University of Paris VII, respectively. Featuring an easy-to-follow, accessible style, each volume describes important concepts and physical properties using...

Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments

Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments

1st Edition

Patrick Oswald, Pawel Pieranski
December 09, 2005

Liquid crystals allow us to perform experiments that provide insight into fundamental problems of modern physics, such as phase transitions, frustration, elasticity, hydrodynamics, defects, growth phenomena, and optics. Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties...

Adsorption Phenomena and Anchoring Energy in Nematic Liquid Crystals

Adsorption Phenomena and Anchoring Energy in Nematic Liquid Crystals

1st Edition

Giovanni Barbero, Luiz Roberto Evangelista
July 28, 2005

Despite the large quantity of phenomenological information concerning the bulk properties of nematic phase liquid crystals, little is understood about the origin of the surface energy, particularly the surface, interfacial, and anchoring properties of liquid crystals that affect the performance of...

Alignment Technology and Applications of Liquid Crystal Devices

Alignment Technology and Applications of Liquid Crystal Devices

1st Edition

Kohki Takatoh, Masanori Sakamoto, Ray Hasegawa, Mitsushiro Koden, Nobuyuki Itoh, Masaki Hasegawa
July 21, 2005

Alignment phenomena are characteristic of liquid crystalline materials, and understanding them is critically important in understanding the essential features and behavior of liquid crystals and the performance of Liquid Crystal Devices (LCDs). Furthermore, in LCD production lines, the alignment...

Nematic and Cholesteric Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments

Nematic and Cholesteric Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments

1st Edition

Patrick Oswald, Pawel Pieranski
February 28, 2005

Liquid crystals allow us to perform experiments that provide insight into fundamental problems of modern physics, such as phase transitions, frustration, elasticity, hydrodynamics, defects, growth phenomena, and optics (linear and non linear). This excellent volume meets the need for an up-to-date...

The Static and Dynamic Continuum Theory of Liquid Crystals: A Mathematical Introduction

The Static and Dynamic Continuum Theory of Liquid Crystals: A Mathematical Introduction

1st Edition

Iain W. Stewart
June 25, 2004

Given the widespread interest in macroscopic phenomena in liquid crystals, stemming from their applications in displays and devices. The need has arisen for a rigorous yet accessible text suitable for graduate students, whatever their scientific background. This book satisfies that need.The...

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