Air Force Materials Laboratory, Air Force Systems Command, 1971 - Liquid crystals - 104 pages
The report is a brief state-of-the-art survey aimed at bringing the reader up to date on what is known of the fundamental properties of liquid crystals and their applications - potential as well as actual. The report is divided into three parts: a historical survey of the development of the science of liquid crystals, a summary of present knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of liquid crystals, and a section on present and possible future applications. Theories of the structure of liquid crystals, thermodynamics, the effect of external forces and fields, viscosity and diffusion, optical properties, and many other physical topics are discussed. Also covered in some detail are the correlation of molecular structure with liquid crystalinity, a synthesis of liquid crystals, and polymorphism.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
acids aligned applications axis azoxy compounds Barrall behavior Chem cholesteric liquid crystals cholesteric materials cholesteric structure color changes continuum theory Cryst Demus derivatives dipole discussed display devices Edited by G. H. effects electric field Ericksen Faraday Soc frequency G. H. Brown Gordon and Breach homologous series isotropic isotropic liquid isotropic transition Kast Kelker layer Lehmann Leipzig liquid crystal solvent liquid crystalline Luckhurst magnetic field magnetic resonance Maier measurements mesomorphic mesomorphic compounds mixtures molecular structure molecules nematic and cholesteric nematic director nematic liquid crystals nematic phase nematic structure nuclear nuclear magnetic resonance observed optical properties orientation parallel phase transition Phys Physik plane polarized polymer polymorphism Porter properties of liquid R. S. and Johnson reported rotate Sachmann Saupe sensitivity smectic mesophases smectic phase solute molecule spectrum studies substances substituent surface swarm theory techniques thermal mapping thermodynamic thermotropic transition temperatures twist viscosity wavelength Zocher