Handbook of Liquid Crystals, Volume 3, High Molecular Weight Liquid Crystals
The five editors of the Handbook are internationally renowned experts from both industry and academia and have drawn together over 70 leading figures in the field as authors.
The three volumes of the Handbook are designed both to be used together or as stand-alone reference sources. Some users will require the whole set, others will be best served with one or two of the volumes.
Volume 1 deals with the basic physical and chemical principles of liquid crystals, including structure-property relationships, nomenclature, phase behavior, characterization methods, and general synthesis and application strategies. As such this volume provides an excellent introduction to the field and a powerful learning and teaching tool for graduate students and above.
Volume 2 concentrates on low-molecular weight materials, for example those typically used in display technology. A high quality survey of the literature is provided along with full details of molecular design strategies, phase characterization and control, and applications development. This volume is therefore by far the most detailed reference source on these industrially very important materials, ideally suited for professionals in the field.
Volume 3 concentrates on high-molecular weight, or polymeric, liquid crystals, some of which are found in structural applications and others occur as natural products of living systems. A high-quality literature survey is complemented by full detail of the synthesis, processing, analysis, and applications of all important materials classes. This volume is the most comprehensive reference source on these materials, and is therefore ideally suited for professionals in the field.
Synthesis, Structure and Properties (A. Greiner, et al.).
Defects and Textures in Nematic Main-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers (C. Noel).
SIDE-GROUP THERMOTROPIC LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS.
Molecular Engineering of Side Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers by Living Polymerizations (C. Pugh & A. Kiste).
Behavior and Properties of Side Group Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymers (J. Dubois, et al.).
Physical Properties of Liquid Crystalline Elastomers (H. Brand & H. Finkelmann).
AMPHIPHILIC LIQUID CRYSTALS.
Amphotropic Liquid Crystals (D. Blunk, et al.).
Lyotopic Surfactant Liquid Crystals (C. Fairhurst, et al.).
Living Systems (S. Hoffmann).
Cellulosic Liquid Crystals (P. Zugenmaier).
Index Volumes 1 - 3.