ISBN-10:
1118078616
ISBN-13:
9781118078617
Pub. Date:
05/29/2012
Publisher:
Wiley
Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications / Edition 1

Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications / Edition 1

by Quan Li
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ISBN-13: 9781118078617
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/29/2012
Pages: 584
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Quan Li, PhD, is the Director of the Organic Synthesis and Advanced Materials Laboratory at the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University, where he is also an Adjunct Professor in the Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program. He has directed research projects supported by the Department of Energy (DOE), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR), and several companies.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Contributors ix

1. Liquid Crystal Lasers 1
Hideo Takezoe

2. Self-Organized Semiconducting Discotic Liquid Crystals forOptoelectronic Applications 29
Chenming Xue and Quan Li

3. Magnetic Liquid Crystals 83
Rui Tamura, Yoshiaki Uchida, and Katsuaki Suzuki

4. Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals for Nonlinear OpticalApplications 111
Yongqiang Zhang and Jesús Etxebarria

5. Photo-Stimulated Phase Transformations in Liquid Crystals andTheir Non-Display Applications 157
C. V. Yelamaggad, S. Krishna Prasad, and Quan Li

6. Light-Driven Chiral Molecular Switches or Motors in LiquidCrystal Media 213
Yan Wang and Quan Li

7. Liquid Crystal-Functionalized Nano- and Microfibers Producedby Electrospinning 251
Jan P. F. Lagerwall

8. Functional Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers: Order MeetsSelf-Assembled Nanostructures 285
Xia Tong and Yue Zhao

9. Semiconducting Applications of Polymerizable Liquid Crystals303
Mary O'Neill and Stephen M. Kelly

10. Liquid Crystals of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanotubes inLiquid Crystals 341
Giusy Scalia

11. Liquid Crystals in Metamaterials 379
Augustine M. Urbas and Dean P. Brown

12. Ferroelectric Colloids in Liquid Crystals 403
Yuriy Reznikov

13. Fact or Fiction: Cybotactic Groups in the Nematic Phase ofBent Core Mesogens 427
Bharat R. Acharya and Satyendra Kumar

14. Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals: Emerging Applications449
Heung-Shik Park and Oleg D. Lavrentovich

15. Liquid Crystal-Based Chemical Sensors 485
Jacob T. Hunter and Nicholas L. Abbott

16. Polymer Stabilized Cholesteric Liquid Crystal for SwitchableWindows 505
Deng-Ke Yang

17. Liquid Crystals for Nanophotonics 525
Timothy D. Wilkinson and R. Rajesekharan

Index 569

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