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Nematic Liquid Crystals

Irina Carlescu

Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași


Nematic Liquid Crystals Order Parameters Distribution Functions Nematic Phases Molecular Design Thermotropic Mesogens Optical Imaging Textures Surface Alignment Thin Film Transistor Dielectric Properties Flexo-Electricity Nanodevices Two-Dimensional Nanocomposites

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The currently physicochemical requirements for devices with reduced cost mass production, low power consumption, long-term chemical and photochemical stability represent a driving force for the developing of new materials that meet these high standard performances. The necessity for particular physical properties led to an extensive diversification of the chemical structures and of the synthesis procedures as well. In this line, the unique electro-optical properties of nematic liquid crystals proved to fulfill once again the demand for dynamic optoelectronic and photonic applications, where fast switching times or low threshold voltages provided by biaxial nematic phases are intrinsic parameters. Additionally, the using of conventional nematic liquid crystals as host fluids for nanoparticle lead to materials where the two components potentiating and stabilize each other and open new opportunities for the advancement of these fields. This book intends to provide a comprehensive overview of the present state of the art of both the uniaxial and the biaxial nematics and focuses on the understanding of these remarkable systems that continue to evolve.

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Irina Carlescu

Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași

Dr. Irina Cârlescu holds a Ph.D. degree (2005) in Organic Chemistry from 'Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Romania. She has also completed post-doctoral studies at ”Politehnica” University of Timișoara and 'Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Romania. In 2009 she became an Assistant Professor and since 2016 is Associate Professor. Teaching activity covers organic chemistry, biochemistry and research strategy courses. Dr. Cârlescu was involved in research projects sponsored by the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Romania and she is the co-author of one book as well as the co-author of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. She was a reviewer for Medicinal Chemistry Research and Applied Sciences. Area of research interest: synthesis and characterization of liquid crystals with applications in optoelectronics, synthesis of azo-materials for biological applications, synthesis of glycoconjugates drug released, ferrocene derivatives.

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