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

1st Edition

Patrick Oswald, Pawel Pieranski
October 18, 2019

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...

Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Peter J. Collings, John W. Goodby
October 10, 2019

Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics, Second Edition relies on only introductory level chemistry and physics as the foundation for understanding liquid crystal science. Liquid crystals combine the material properties of solids with the flow properties of fluids. As such they have...

Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals: Structures and Physical Properties

1st Edition

Hideo Takezoe, Alexey Eremin
May 07, 2019

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...

DNA Liquid-Crystalline Dispersions and Nanoconstructions

1st Edition

Yuri M. Yevdokimov, V.I. Salyanov, S.V. Semenov, S.G. Skuridin
November 21, 2018

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...

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...

NMR of Liquid Crystal Dendrimers

1st Edition

Carlos Rodrigues da Cruz, João L. Figueirinhas, Pedro J. Sebastião
December 05, 2016

Dendrimers are hyperbranched molecules with well-defined nanometer-scale dimensions. Important technological applications of these systems, both in biomedicine and materials science, have been recently proposed. Liquid crystal dendrimers are fascinating materials that combine the characteristics of...

Active Plasmonic Nanomaterials

1st Edition

Luciano De Sio
June 24, 2015

Plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs) represent an outstanding class of nanomaterials that have the capability to localize light at the nanoscale by exploiting a phenomenon called localized plasmon resonance. The book is aimed at reviewing recent efforts devoted to utilize NPs in many research fields, such...

Dancing with Light: Advances in Photofunctional Liquid-Crystalline Materials

1st Edition

Haifeng Yu
February 25, 2015

Liquid crystal (LC) displays dominating in the present market of flat panel displays are generally based on interactions of light and LCs. Recent progress in this field indicates that integrating photochromic molecules into LC materials enables one to photomanipulate unique features such as...

Metal-Induced Crystallization: Fundamentals and Applications

1st Edition

Zumin Wang, Lars P. H. Jeurgens, Eric J. Mittemeijer
January 28, 2015

Crystalline semiconductors in the form of thin films are crucial materials for many modern, advanced technologies in fields such as microelectronics, optoelectronics, display technology, and photovoltaic technology. Crystalline semiconductors can be produced at surprisingly low temperatures (as low...

Thermochromic and Thermotropic Materials

1st Edition

Arno Seeboth, Detlef Lötzsch
December 23, 2013

Chromogenic materials change their optical properties in response to an external stimulus. Due to their potential applications as light valve (e.g., in sun protecting glazing) or as temperature sensor, thermotropic, and thermochromic materials have come more and more into the focus of research and...

Computational and Experimental Chemistry: Developments and Applications

1st Edition

Tanmoy Chakraborty, Michael J. Bucknum, Eduardo A. Castro
September 24, 2013

This book covers a range of new research on computational quantum chemistry, along with a special section devoted to exotic carbon allotropes and spiro quantum theory. The section on spiro quantum theory covers the technical presentation of the ideas surrounding the emergence of a synthetic,...

Chemical Process in Liquid and Solid Phase: Properties, Performance and Applications

1st Edition

Alfonso Jimenez, Ali Pourhashemi
August 17, 2013

This new book offers research and updates on the chemical process in liquid and solid phases. The collection of topics in this book reflect the diversity of recent advances in chemical processes with a broad perspective that will be useful to scientists as well as graduate students and engineers....

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