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1st Edition - September 28, 1978
Author: L Liebert
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Liquid Crystals provides information pertinent to the characterization and understanding of the liquid crystalline or ordered fluid. This book presents the important developments… Read more
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Liquid Crystals provides information pertinent to the characterization and understanding of the liquid crystalline or ordered fluid. This book presents the important developments in the understanding of liquid crystals. Organized into seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of the various relations between liquid crystals and polymers. This text then examines the synthesis of very simple families of liquid crystals of the types required by the laboratory physicists. Other chapters consider the process of reorientation of the permanent dipole moments connected with changes in the field, which requires a definite time interval. This book discusses as well the lyotropic liquid crystals that can be formed by amphiphilic molecules as different as lipids and copolymers. The final chapter deals with the aspect of molecular pattern, which seems to be the most underestimated in the consideration of biological phenomena found in liquid crystal. This book is a valuable resource for scientists, physicists, and chemists.
SupplementsContributors to Supplement 14PrefaceMacromolecules and Liquid Crystals: Reflections on Certain Lines of Research I. Introduction II. Sheet Structures of AB Copolymers III. Dilute Micelles of AB Copolymers IV. One Ideal Chain in a Layered System V. A Real Chain in a Layered System VI. ConclusionsLiquid-Crystal Synthesis for Physicists I. Introduction II. A General Presentation III. Schiff's Bases IV. p-p'-Disubstituted Azoxybenzene V. Esters VI. Purification VII. ConclusionElasticity of Nematic Liquid Crystals I. Introduction II. Freedericksz Transition in Nematics III. Flexo-electric Effects IV. Observation of Distortion and Determination of Material Constants V. Dynamics of the Freedericksz TransitionThe Dielectric Permittivity of Liquid Crystals I. Introduction II. The Static Permittivity of Nematic Liquid Crystals III. Permittivity and Molecular Structure IV. The Influence of Smectic Order on the Static Permittivity V. Dynamic Behavior of the PermittivityInstabilities in Nematic Liquid Crystals I. Introduction II. Linear Hydrodynamics of Isotropic and Nematic Liquids III. Benard-Rayleigh Thermal Convection in Isotropic Fluids IV. Thermal Convection in Nematics V. Hydrodynamic Instabilities in Nematics VI. Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Instabilities in Nematics Appendix: Analog Simulation of Linear InstabilitiesLyotropic Liquid Crystals: Structures and Molecular Motions I. Introduction II. Structural Polymorphism III. Local Behavior of Lipids IV. Final CommentLiquid Crystals and Their Analogs in Biological Systems I. Introduction II. Historical Summary III. Smectics and Related Systems in Cells and Tissues IV. Nematics, Cholesterics and Their Analogs V. Mesomorphism and Morphogenesis VI. ConclusionsAuthor IndexSubject Index