Liquid Crystal Dimers

Liquid Crystal Dimers

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Sandeep Kumar, Santanu Kumar Pal
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 3/6/2017
EAN 9781107157590, ISBN10: 1107157595

Hardcover, 270 pages, 24.9 x 18.8 x 2 cm
Language: English

This book covers in-depth discussion of design principles, synthesis and thermal behavior of all types of liquid crystal (LC) dimers. The text presents recent advances in the field of LC dimers consisting of different mesogenic units such as calamitic, discotic and bent-core molecules. It starts with a chapter on the introduction of liquid crystal dimers, including their odd-even behavior, basic classification of dimers and common mesophases in dimers. The text shows how the molecular architectures are being used to develop new materials to study a range of interesting phenomena such as the biaxial nematic phase containing rod-like and disc-like mesogenic units. Finally, the text presents perspectives related to technological relevance of these dimers such as dopants in LC display mixtures exhibiting faster relaxation time, strong flexoelectric coupling and others to effect control over the properties of these materials.

1. Introduction
2. Calamitic-calamitic liquid crystal dimers
3. Calamitic-cholesteric liquid crystal dimers
4. Discotic liquid crystal dimers
5. Bent-core liquid crystal dimers
6. Perspectives