Handbook of Liquid Crystals, Volume 2B, Low Molecular Weight Liquid Crystals II
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 four 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.
Volumes 2A and 2B concentrate 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. These volumes are therefore by far the most detailed reference sources 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.
Chiral Smectic Liquid Crystals (S. Kelly, et al.).
Synthesis and Structural Features (A. Cammidge & R. Bushby).
Discotic Liquid Crystals: Their Structures and Physical Properties (S. Chandrasekhar).
Applicable Properties of Columnar Discotic Liquid Crystals (N. Boden & B. Movaghar).
NON-CONVENTIONAL LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS.
Liquid Crystal Dimers and Oligomers (C. Imrie & G. Luckhurst).
Laterally Substituted and Swallow-Tailed Liquid Crystals (W. Weissflog).
Phasmids and Polycatenar Mesogens (H. Nguyen, et al.).
Thermotropic Cubic Phases (S. Diele & P. Göring).
Metal-Containing Liquid Crystals (A. Giroud-Godquin).
Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals (B. Sadashiva).
Charge-Transfer Systems (K. Praefcke & D. Singer).
Hydrogen-Bonded Systems (T. Kato).
Chromonics (J. Lydon).