Nanoscience with Liquid Crystals: From Self-Organized Nanostructures to Applications by Quan LiNanoscience with Liquid Crystals: From Self-Organized Nanostructures to Applications by Quan Li

Nanoscience with Liquid Crystals: From Self-Organized Nanostructures to Applications

byQuan Li

Hardcover | May 6, 2014

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This book focuses on the exciting topic of nanoscience with liquid crystals: from self-organized nanostructures to applications. The elegant self-organized liquid crystalline nanostructures, the synergetic characteristics of liquid crystals and nanoparticles, liquid crystalline nanomaterials, synthesis of nanomaterials using liquid crystals as templates, nanoconfinement and nanoparticles of liquid crystals are covered and discussed, and the prospect of fabricating functional materials is highlighted. Contributions, collecting the scattered literature of the field from leading and active players, are compiled to make the book a reference book. Readers will find the book useful and of benefit both as summaries for works in this field and as tutorials and explanations of concepts for those just entering the field. Additionally, the book helps to stimulate future developments.

Title:Nanoscience with Liquid Crystals: From Self-Organized Nanostructures to ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:420 pagesPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:331904866X

ISBN - 13:9783319048666

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Computer Simulations of Self-Organized Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures.- Self-Organized Bent-Core Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures and Their Applications.- Lyotropic Chromic Liquid Crystals.- Self-Organized Ionic Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures and Their Applications.- Holographic Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals for Photonics.- Liquid Crystal Template Self-Assembly of Nanoporous Particles: Shape Control and the Applications.- Liquid Crystal Mediated Self-assembly at Nanodroplet Interfaces or Topographic Substrates.- Photoresponsive Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers: From Photonics to Nanotechnology.- Carbon Nanotubes in Liquid Crystals.- Liquid Crystalline Fullerene Nanostructures.- The Enabling Duo of Liquid Crystals and Graphene.- Liquid Crystalline Metal Nanoparticle Composites for the Next Generation of LC Devices.- Nanoscale Orientational Ordering in Liquid Crystal Phases.- Self-Assembled Periodic Liquid Crystal Defects for Soft Lithographic Template.

Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"This book outlines and describes in detail 12 different focus areas of liquid crystal research. . As such, this book would be useful for students or researchers who are interested in entering or expanding into this field. . it is an exceptional starting point for learning more about liquid crystals and their applications. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (N. M. Fahrenkopf, Choice, Vol. 52 (6), February, 2015)