Advances in Liquid Crystals
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Liquid crystals are substances that have properties which are intermediate between those of a conventional liquid and those of a solid crystal. This special collection comprises peer-reviewed papers that are concerned with all aspects of liquid crystal science and technology. The volume consists of five parts: plenary lectures, the molecular design and synthesis of liquid crystals, the characterization of liquid crystals, the applications of liquid crystals, and the emerging technologies and materials relevant to information display.
The information contained in this special volume will serve both as an educational aid and as a technical guide for anyone involved with liquid crystals from the viewpoint of materials science, physics, chemistry and information display.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: From the August 2009 International Symposium on Liquid Crystal Science and Technology, held in Kunming, China, 124 selected and peer-reviewed papers cover the molecular design, synthesis, characterization, and applications of liquid crystals; and emerging technologies and relevant materials for information display. The plenary lectures discuss roles of wettability and elasticity of soft matters for emerging technologies, self-assembled optical gratings with banana-shaped liquid crystals, electrically switched liquid crystal color and device applications, and photo-stimulated phase transitions. Other topics include synthesis and mesogenic properties of a novel hyperbranched triphenylene-based discotic liquid crystal, bistable technology in flat panel displays, the synthesis and properties of ultraviolet-curable sealant for liquid crystal display panels, and the self-similarity of electrochemically-deposited copper films on porous silicon.