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Liquid Crystals

Self-Organized Soft Functional Materials for Advanced Applications

Edited by Irina Carlescu

Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași

Liquid Crystals - Self-Organized Soft Functional Materials for Advanced Applications is focused on both theoretical models and experimental results, pointing out the chemical and physical properties (thermodynamics, electro-optic switching behavior, and non-linear optic phenomena) of liquid crystals used in a wide range of devices. In this respect, the chapters cover the following topics: chemical structure and phase transitions in bent-core liquid crystals, phase and structural behavior of liquid crystals used to align carbon nanotubes, molecular alignment, and photorefractive effect in the ferroelectric phase, which has the potential to be used as transistors, for image storage, and in optical signal processing. It is expected that the book will be of interest to researchers in academia and industries, as well as advanced students.

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Liquid CrystalsSelf-Organized Soft Functional Materials for Advanced ApplicationsEdited by Irina Carlescu

Published: January 3rd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74875

ISBN: 978-1-78984-885-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-884-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-810-4

Copyright year: 2019

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3338 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

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1. Introductory Chapter: Liquid Crystals

By Irina Carlescu


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2. Bent-Core Liquid Crystals: Structures and Mesomorphic Properties

By Dan Scutaru, Irina Carlescu, Elena-Raluca Bulai (Cioanca), Catalina Ionica Ciobanu, Gabriela Lisa and Nicolae Hurduc


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3. Binary Mixture Composed of Nematic Liquid Crystal and Carbon Nanotubes: A Theoretical Description

By Vlad Popa-Nita and Robert Repnik


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4. In-Plane Retardation Switching Behavior at Certain Types of Smectic Liquid Crystals

By Akihiro Mochizuki


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5. The Photorefractive Effect in Liquid Crystals

By Takeo Sasaki, Khoa Van Le, Yumiko Naka and Takafumi Sassa


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