9783527327737

Handbook of Liquid Crystals, 8 Volume Set

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2/24/2014
  • Publisher: Wiley-VCH
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Summary

Much more than a slight revision, this second edition of the successful "Handbook of Liquid Crystals" is completely restructured and streamlined, with updated as well as completely new topics, 100% more content and a new team of editors and authors. As such, it fills the gap for a definitive, single source reference for all those working in the field of organized fluids and will set the standard for the next decade.
The Handbook's new structure facilitates navigation and combines the presentation of the content by topic and by liquid-crystal type: A fundamentals volume sets the stage for an understanding of the liquid crystal state of matter, while individual volumes cover the main types and forms, with a final volume bringing together the diverse liquid crystal phases through their applications.
This unrivaled, all-embracing coverage represents the undiluted knowledge on liquid crystals, making the Handbook a must-have wherever liquid crystals are investigated, produced or used, and in institutions where their science and technology is taught.

Author Biography

John Goodby is currently Chair of Materials Chemistry at the University of York, UK. He has published over 450 papers, given 170 plenary or invited lectures and holds 55 patents. John Goodby belongs to the top 5%-cited chemists in the world. His research in liquid crystals has been recognized by the George W. Gray Medal, the Tilden Lectureship of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), an Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin, and the Interdisciplinary Award of the RSC.

Peter Collings is Professor at the Department of Physics & Astronomy of Swarthmore College, USA. He has had research positions at the Kent State University, the universities of Paderborn and Berlin (Germany), the University of Pennsylvania and at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington. His research and teaching experience was recognized by several awards, including a Hewlett Packard foundation grant and the ?Professor of the Year? award by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Helen Gleeson is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester, UK, and Research Dean in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. She has published more than 90 articles and five patents. After her PhD she took up post as Senior Development Scientist in the Wolfson Liquid Crystal Unit at the University of Manchester. Helen Gleeson has held visiting professor positions at the Universities of Sydney, Case Western Reserve University and Griffith University in Brisbane.

Takashi Kato is presently Full Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He has published about 300 papers including original papers, reviews and book chapters. His research focuses on supramolecular liquid crystals, stimuli-responsive materials, liquid-crystalline gels and organic/inorganic composites inspired by biomineralization. Takashi Kato received numerous prestigious honors, including the Young Chemists Award of the Chemical Society of Japan, the Wiley Polymer Science Award in Chemistry and the Award of Japanese Liquid Crystal Society.

Carsten Tschierske is Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Research in his group is centered around self-organization in liquid crystalline systems. Current efforts include bent-core mesogens, amphiphilic and amphotropic systems, multi-level segregating systems with complex superstructures as well as polar order and supramolecular chirality in soft matter. Carsten Tschierske has held visiting professor positions at the universities of Marburg, W?rzburg and Fukuoka.

Volkmar Vill is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and head of the IT service of the chemistry department. He is author of over 160 papers including original papers, books and software products. His research is focused on liquid crystals, organic materials, chemical information technology and the management of hazardous substances. Volkmar Vill developed numerous databases and information systems such as the liquid crystal database LiqCryst and the SciDex system to store and organize scientific data, information and knowledge.

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF LIQUID CRYSTALS
I. INTRODUCTION
Introduction and Historical Perspectives of Liquid Crystals (GRAY)
The Nomenclature and Classification of Liquid Crystals (GOODBY)
II. THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO LIQUID CRYSTALS
Continuum Theory for Liquid Crystals (Stuart)
Molecular Theories of Liquid Crystals (Osipov)
Molecular Modelling (Wilson)
Simulations of Liquid Crystal Phases (Luckhurst/Bates)
III. CHEMISTRY OF LIQUID CRYSTALS
General Synthetic Strategies (VILL)
Symmetry and Chirality in Liquid Crystals (GOODBY)
Chemical Structure and Mesogenic Properties (DEMUS)
IV. CHARACTERIZATION OF LIQUID CRYSTALS
Optical Microscopic Studies of Liquid Crystals (GOODBY/Cowling)
Optical Characterisation of Liquid Crystals -
Refractometry and Interferometry (Takezoe)
Magnetic Resonance Studies of Liquid Crystals (Luckhurst)
Structural Studies of Liquid Crystals by X-ray Diffraction (Pindak/Seddon)
Neutron Scattering Studies of Liquid Crystals (Richardson)
Light Scattering from Liquid Crystals (GLEESON)
Brillouin Scattering from Liquid Crystals (GLEESON)
Mossbauer Studies of Liquid Crystals (GLEESON)
Infra-red and Raman Spectroscopy of Liquid Crystals (Vij)

VOLUME 2: PHASE BEHAVIOUR AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF LIQUID CRYSTALS
I. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Tensor Properties of Anisotropic Materials (Dunmur/Toriyama)
Magnetic Properties of Liquid Crystals (Dunmur/Toriyama)
Optical Properties of Liquid Crystals (Dunmur/Toriyama)
Dielectric Properties of Liquid Crystals (Dunmur/Toriyama)
Elastic Properties of Liquid Crystals (Dunmur/Toriyama/Stuart)
Defects and Textures of Liquid Crystals (Bouligand)
Flow Phenomena and Viscosity of Liquid Crystals (Schneider/Kneppe)
Behavior of Liquid Crystals in Electric and Magnetic Fields (Blinov)
Surface Alignment of Liquid Crystals (Jerome)
Ultrasonic Properties of Liquid Crystals (Kapustina)
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Liquid Crystals (Palffy-Muhoray)
Diffusion in Liquid Crystals (Noack)
II. PHASE TRANSITIONS
Phase Transition Theories (Barois)
Thermal Methods in Liquid Crystals (Huang)
Density in Liquid Crystals (Wedler)
Metabolemeter in Liquid Crystals (Wedler)
High Pressure Investigations of Liquid Crystals (Pollmann)
Fluctuations and Liquid Crystal Phase Transistions (Cladis)
Re-entrant Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals (Cladis/Cowling)

VOLUME 3: NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
I. COMMON FEATURES OF NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Phase Structures (GOODBY)
Phase Transitions (Guillon)
II. CONVENTIONAL NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Synthesis of Nematic Liquid Crystals (Toyne/Hird)
Elastic Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals (Stannarius)
Dielectric Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals (Raynes)
Diamagnetic Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals (Pelzl)
Optical Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals (Schneider)
Viscous Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals (Schneider)
Dynamic Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals (Blinc/Musevic)
III. DISCOTIC NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Synthesis of Discotic Nematic Liquid Crystals (Cammidge)
Structures and Properties of Discotic Nematic Liquid Crystals (Donnio)
Electrical, Magnetic and Mechanical Fields and Discotic Nematic Liquid Crystals (Bushby)
IV. BIAXIAL NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Synthesis of Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals (Goertz/Mehl)
Structures and Properties of Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals (GLEESON)
Electrical, Magnetic and Mechanical Fields and Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals (GLEESON/Sambles)
V. CHIRAL NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Synthesis of Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals (Booth/Farrand/Lemieux)
Structures and Optical Properties of Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals (Farrand)
Electrical, Magnetic and Mechanical Fields and Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals (Coles)
VI. FRUSTRATED NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Synthesis of Frustrated Nematic Liquid Crystals (Lee)
Structures of Frustrated Nematic Liquid Crystals (Cladis/Grelet)
Electrical, Magnetic and Mechanical Fields and Frustrated Nematic Liquid Crystals (Coles)

VOLUME 4: SMECTIC AND COLUMNAR LIQUID CRYSTALS
I. NON-CHIRAL SMECTIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Synthesis of Smectic Liquid Crystals (GOODBY)
Structures of Smectic Liquid Crystals (Huang/Pindak/GOODBY)
Physical Properties of Smectic Liquid Crystals (Huang)
II. CHIRAL SMECTIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Synthesis (Lemieux)
Structures of Chiral Smectic Liquid Crystals (GOODBY)
Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals (Lagerwall)
Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals (Takezoe/Fukuda)
III. COLUMNAR LIQUID CRYSTALS
Synthesis of Columnar Liquid Crystals (Cammidge/Bushby)
Structure and Physical Properties of Columnar Liquid Crystals (Oswald/Pieranski)
Electrical, Magnetic and Mechanical Fields and Columnar Liquid Crystals (Boden/Movaghar/Bushby)
IV. BENT-CORE LIQUID CRYSTALS
Synthesis of Bent-core Liquid Crystals (Sadashiva/Hird)
Structure and Physical Properties of Bent-core Liquid Crystals (Weissflog/Walba)
Electrical, Magnetic and Mechanical Fields and Bent-core Liquid Crystals (Clark)

VOLUME 5: NON-CONVENTIONAL, SUPRAMOLECULAR, CHROMONIC AND AMPHIPHILIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
I. LIQUID CRYSTALS OF UNCONVENTIONAL TOPOLOGY
Microphase Segregation in Conventional Liquid Crystals (GOODBY)
Microphase Segregation in Non-conventional Liquid Crystals (TSCHIERSKE)
Laterally Substituted and Swallow-Tailed Liquid Crystals (Weissflog)
Phasmids and Polycatenar Mesogens (Bruce)
Metal-Containing Liquid Crystals (Bruce)
Thermotropic Cubic Liquid Crystal Phases and Quasi Crystals (Ungar)
II. SUPRAMOLECULAR LIQUID CRYSTALS
Hydrogen-Bonded Systems (KATO)
Halogen-Bonded Liquid Crystals (Bruce)
Charge-Transfer Systems (Singer)
Nanoparticle and Nanostructured Liquid Crystals (Goreka/Saez)
Fullero-Liquid Crystals (Deschenaux)
III. CHROMONIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Liquid Crystal Dyes (Cowling)
Chromonic Liquid Crystals (Lydon)
IV. AMPHIPHILIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Amphotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals (Seddon/Templer)
Amphotropic H-bonding Liquid Crystals (Blunk/Praefcke/VILL/GOODBY)
Lyotropic Surfactant Liquid Crystals (Tiddy)
Living Systems (Stewart)
Cellulosic Liquid Crystals (Zugenmaier)
DNA Based Liquid Crystals (Levolant)

VOLUME 6: SUPERMOLECULAR AND POLYMERIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
I. MAIN-CHAIN THERMOTROPIC LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE OLIGOMERS AND POLYMERS
Liquid Crystal Dimers and Oligomers (Imrie/Nishiyama)
Aromatic Main Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers (Greiner/Schmidt)
Main Chain Liquid Crystalline Semiflexible Polymers (Chiellini/Laus)
Combined Liquid Crystalline Main-Chain/Side-Chain Polymers (Zentl)
Block Copolymers Containing Liquid Crystalline Segments (Mao/Ober)
II. SIDE-GROUP THERMOTROPIC LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS
Molecular Engineering of Side Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers by Living Polymerizations (Pugh/Kiste)
Behavior and Properties of Side Group Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymers (Dubois/Le Barny/Mauzac/Noel)
Physical Properties of Liquid Crystalline Elastomers (Brand/Finkelmann)
III. SUPERMOLECULAR AND DENDRITIC LIQUID-CRYSTALS
Supermolecular Liquid Crystals (Saez/Deschenaux)
Dendritic Liquid Crystals (Donnio/Serrano/Shibaev)

VOLUME 7: APPLICATIONS OF LIQUID CRYSTALS
I. DISPLAY DEVICES
TN Liquid Crystal Display Devices (Hirschmann/Reiffenrath)
STN Liquid Crystal Display Devices (Raynes)
In-plane and Vertically Aligned Display Devices (Torumi)
Active Matrix Addressed Display Devices (Kaneko)
Dynamic Scattering Devices (Birenda Bahadur)
Bisable Nematic Display Devices (Jones)
Guest-Host Effect in Liquid Crystal Displays (Birenda Bahadur)
Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystal Displays (Coates)
Smectic A Liquid Crystal Displays (Crossland/Chu)
Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Displays (Lagerwall)
Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystal Displays (Fukuda)
II. NON-DISPLAY APPLICATIONS
Applications of Liquid Crystals in Photonics (Crossland/Wilkinson)
Thermography and Stress Imaging Using Liquid Crystals (GLEESON)
Optomechanical Devices (Finkelmann)
Liquid Crystals as Solvents for Spectroscopic, Chemical Reaction, and Gas Chromatographic Applications (Leigh/Workentin)
Liquid Crystals in Biological Imaging and Bio-mechanical Devices (GOODBY)
Index

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