Thermotropic Liquid Crystals: Recent Advances by Ayyalusamy RamamoorthyThermotropic Liquid Crystals: Recent Advances by Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy

Thermotropic Liquid Crystals: Recent Advances

EditorAyyalusamy Ramamoorthy

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This book covers developments in the field of thermotropic liquid crystals and their functional importance. It also presents advances related to different sub-areas pertinent to this interdisciplinary area of research. This text brings together research from synthetic scientists and spectroscopists and attempts to bridge the gaps between these areas. New physical techniques that are powerful in characterizing these materials are discussed.

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Title:Thermotropic Liquid Crystals: Recent AdvancesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:335 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048173418

ISBN - 13:9789048173419

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Chapter 1: Mesophase Behaviour at the Borderline between Calamitic and 'Banana-shaped' Mesogens, Gerhard Pelz &, Wolfgang Weissflog.Introduction Variants of polymorphism with SmCPA, conventional smectic (SmA, SmC) and nematic phasesPolymorphism with polar biaxial SmA phases Direct transitions from the nematic to polar smectic or columnar phasesBent-core and calamitic mesogens - mixed with each other or covalently linked to each otherUnusual properties of conventional smectic and nematic phases formed by bent-core mesogensField-induced transitions from a non-polar phase to a polar phase Discussion AcknowledgementReferencesChapter 2: Physical Properties of banana liquid crystals, Antal Jákli, Chris Bailey & John Harden.IntroductionExperimental ResultsAcknowledgementsReferencesChapter 3: Atomistic-Resolution Structural Studies of Liquid Crystalline Materials Using Solid-State NMR Techniques: Solid-State NMR of Liquid Crystals, Akira Naito & Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy.IntroductionSLFState-Correlated 2D NMR SpectroscopySC-2D NMR Spectra of Liquid Crystalline SamplesSummary and ScopeReferencesChapter 4: Separated Local Field NMR Spectroscopy in Columnar Liquid Crystals, S. V. Dvinskikh.Introduction13C-1H separated local field NMR spectroscopySummaryAcknowledgementsReferencesChapter 5: Biaxial nematic phases in thermotropic liquid crystals, K. Severing and K. Saalwachter.IntroductionA Long-discussed CandidatePhase Biaxiality in Nematic Liquid-Crystalline PolymersPhase Biaxiality in Combined Disc-Rod MesogensBiaxial Nematic Phases in Liquid Crystals Consisting of Banana MesogensOrgano-Siloxane TetrapodesSummaryReferencesChapter 6: NMR Study Of Self-Diffusion, Anatoly Khitrin.IntroductionCollective Coherent Response SignalsGradient-Echo with Soft Excitation PulseReferencesChapter 7: Structure and Dynamics of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers by NMR Spectroscopy, Isao Ando and Takeshi Yamanobe.IntroductionStructure and dynamics of crystalline liquid crystalline polyesters with flexible side chains Diffusion of rod like polymers in the thermotropic liquid crystalline phase by field-gradient NMRReferencesChapter 8: Recent Experimental Developments at the Nematic to Smectic-A liquid crystal phase transition, Anand YethirajIntroductionBackground: The Hierarchy of Theoretical ApproximationsExperiments Probing Mean Field ParametersExperiments Probing Crtitical BehaviourExperiments Probing Phase Transition OrderThe Landau-Peierls Instability in SmecticsSummaryAcknowledgementsReferencesChapter 9: Liquid Crystalline Conjugated Polymers - Synthesis and Properties, Kazuo AKAGI.IntroductionPreparationPropertiesConclusionAcknowledgementsReferencesChapter 10: Fast Switching of Nematic Liquid Crystals by an Electric Field: Effects of Dielectric Relaxation on the Director and Thermal Dynamics, Ye Yin, Sergij V. Shiyanovskii, and Oleg D. Lavrentovich.IntroductionDielectric Response in Nematic Liquid CrystalsSwitching Memory EffectDielectric Heating EffectSummaryReferencesChapter 11: Photoconducting Discotic Liquid Crystals, Quan Li and Lanfang LiIntroductionPhotoconductivityMechanism of Charge Transportation in Organic MaterialsUnique Structures of Discotic Liquid CrystalsCharacterization MethodProcessing of the Photoconducting Discotic Liquid CrystalsPhotoconducting Discotic Liquid CrystalsApplicationOutlookReferences