The chemistry, physics, and applications of liquid crystals beyond LCDs
Liquid Crystals (LCs) combine order and mobility on a molecular and supramolecular level. But while these remarkable states of matter are most commonly associated with visual display technologies, they have important applications for a variety of other fields as well. Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications considers these, bringing together cutting-edge research from some of the most promising areas of LC science.
Featuring contributions from respected researchers from around the globe, this edited volume emphasizes the chemistry, physics, and applications of LCs in areas such as photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes, filed-effect transistors, lasers, molecular motors, nanophotonics and biosensors. Specific chapters look at magnetic LCs, lyotropic chromonic LCs, LC-based chemical sensors, LCs in metamaterials, and much more.
Introducing readers to the fundamentals of LC science through the use of illustrative examples, Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays covers not only the most recent research in the myriad areas in which LCs are being utilized, but also looks ahead, addressing potential future developments. Designed for physicists, chemists, engineers, and biologists working in academia or industry, as well as graduate students specializing in LC technology, this is the first book to consider LC applications across a wide range of fields.
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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.
Table of Contents
1. Liquid Crystal Lasers 1Hideo Takezoe
2. Self-Organized Semiconducting Discotic Liquid Crystals forOptoelectronic Applications 29Chenming Xue and Quan Li
3. Magnetic Liquid Crystals 83Rui Tamura, Yoshiaki Uchida, and Katsuaki Suzuki
4. Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals for Nonlinear OpticalApplications 111Yongqiang Zhang and Jesús Etxebarria
5. Photo-Stimulated Phase Transformations in Liquid Crystals andTheir Non-Display Applications 157C. V. Yelamaggad, S. Krishna Prasad, and Quan Li
6. Light-Driven Chiral Molecular Switches or Motors in LiquidCrystal Media 213Yan Wang and Quan Li
7. Liquid Crystal-Functionalized Nano- and Microfibers Producedby Electrospinning 251Jan P. F. Lagerwall
8. Functional Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers: Order MeetsSelf-Assembled Nanostructures 285Xia Tong and Yue Zhao
9. Semiconducting Applications of Polymerizable Liquid Crystals303Mary O'Neill and Stephen M. Kelly
10. Liquid Crystals of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanotubes inLiquid Crystals 341Giusy Scalia
11. Liquid Crystals in Metamaterials 379Augustine M. Urbas and Dean P. Brown
12. Ferroelectric Colloids in Liquid Crystals 403Yuriy Reznikov
13. Fact or Fiction: Cybotactic Groups in the Nematic Phase ofBent Core Mesogens 427Bharat R. Acharya and Satyendra Kumar
14. Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals: Emerging Applications449Heung-Shik Park and Oleg D. Lavrentovich
15. Liquid Crystal-Based Chemical Sensors 485Jacob T. Hunter and Nicholas L. Abbott
16. Polymer Stabilized Cholesteric Liquid Crystal for SwitchableWindows 505Deng-Ke Yang
17. Liquid Crystals for Nanophotonics 525Timothy D. Wilkinson and R. Rajesekharan