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Advances in Liquid Crystals
1st Edition - December 28, 1979
Editor: Glenn H. Brown
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Advances in Liquid Crystals, Volume 4 is a collection of papers that deals with liquid crystal sciences, particularly the flow problems in liquid crystals, the effects of high… Read more
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Advances in Liquid Crystals, Volume 4 is a collection of papers that deals with liquid crystal sciences, particularly the flow problems in liquid crystals, the effects of high pressure on liquid crystals, lyotropic and thermotropic polymeric liquid crystals, and the light-scattering properties of thermotropic liquid crystals. One paper reviews the continuum theory in flow problems in liquid crystals, presents theoretical predictions, and compares these with associated observations. High-pressure experiments in liquid crystals pave the way for discoveries involving pressure-induced mesomorphism in certain materials, suppression of mesophases, tricritical phase transitions, and re-entrant behavior. Another paper describes the types of macromolecular structures that have a propensity for mesomorphism — linear, conventional types of polymers, such as block copolymers and graft copolymers. Another paper examines the application of light scattering in fluctuations that happens during the liquid crystalline phases. The paper investigates the assumption that light is scattered by inhomogeneities in the dialectric constant of the medium it is passing through. This collection can prove useful for scientists in liquid crystals, and industrial researchers in the field of advanced chemistry and physics.
List of Contributors
Introduction to the Series
Contents of Previous Volumes
Theory of Flow Phenomena in Liquid Crystals
II. Continuum Theory
IV. Wave Propagation
V. Some Other Topics
High-Pressure Studies of Liquid Crystals
II. Description of Experimental Techniques
III. Variation of Transition Temperature with Pressure
IV. Pressure-Induced Mesomorphism
V. Change from Monotropic to Enantiotropic Mesomorphism
VI. Bounded Phases
VII. Pressure-Induced Smectic A-Smectic C Transition