Irina Carlescu

Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași

Dr. Irina Cârlescu received an MS in Ecological Catalysis in 2000 and a PhD in Organic Chemistry in 2005. Her areas of research interest include synthesis and characterization of liquid crystals with applications in opto-electronics, azobenzene compounds, glycoconjugates and ferrocene derivatives. She is a reviewer for Liquid Crystals, Crystals, Molecules and Medicinal Chemistry Research. She is also co-author of twenty-seven articles in peer-reviewed journals, h-index = 8.

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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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