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Handbook of Liquid Crystals, 8 Volume Set, 2nd Edition

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Handbook of Liquid Crystals, 8 Volume Set, 2nd Edition

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Much more than a slight revision, this second edition of the successful "Handbook of Liquid Crystals" is completely restructured and streamlined, with updated as well as completely new topics, 100% more content and a new team of editors and authors. As such, it fills the gap for a definitive, single source reference for all those working in the field of organized fluids and will set the standard for the next decade.

The Handbook's new structure facilitates navigation and combines the presentation of the content by topic and by liquid-crystal type: A fundamentals volume sets the stage for an understanding of the liquid crystal state of matter, while individual volumes cover the main types and forms, with a final volume bringing together the diverse liquid crystal phases through their applications.

This unrivaled, all-embracing coverage represents the undiluted knowledge on liquid crystals, making the Handbook a must-have wherever liquid crystals are investigated, produced or used, and in institutions where their science and technology is taught.

Also available electronically on Wiley Online Library, www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/ref/holc

Volume 1: Fundamentals of Liquid Crystals
Volume 2: Physical Properties and Phase Behavior of Liquid Crystals
Volume 3: Nematic and Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals
Volume 4: Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals
Volume 5: Non-Conventional Liquid Crystals
Volume 6: Nanostructured and Amphiphilic Liquid Crystals
Volume 7: Supermolecular and Polymeric Liquid Crystals
Volume 8: Applications of Liquid Crystals

VOLUME 1: Fundamentals of Liquid Crystals

PART I -
INTRODUCTION
Introduction and Historical Perspectives of Liquid Crystals
Classification of Liquid Crystals According to Symmetry
Phase Transitions: General and Fundamental Aspects, First and Second Order Transitions, Typical Ranges, Monotropic and Enantiotropic Transitions, Supercooling, Thermodynamics

PART II -
BASICS OF LIQUID CRYSTALS
Continuum Theory for Liquid Crystals
Molecular Theories of Liquid Crystals
Synthetic Strategies for Liquid Crystals
Symmetry and Chirality in Liquid Crystals
Chemical Structure and Mesogenic Properties

PART III -
CHARACTERIZATION OF LIQUID CRYSTALS
Optical Microscopy Studies of Liquid Crystals
X-ray Scattering Investigations of Liquid Crystals
Imaging: AFM, STM, TEM, Freeze Fracture Studies, Fluorescence and Confocal Microscopy
Mixed Systems: Phase Diagrams, Phase Rules, Eutectics, Re-Entrant Phases, Induced Phases, Miscibility Studies
Magnetic Resonance
Neutron Scattering
Light Scattering from Liquid Crystals
Investigation of Chirality Properties

VOLUME 2: Physical Properties and Phase Behavior of Liquid Crystals

PART I -
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Tensor Properties of Anisotropic Materials
Magnetic Properties of Liquid Crystals
Optical Properties of Liquid Crystals
Dielectric Properties of Liquid Crystals
Elastic Properties of Liquid Crystals
Defects and Textures of Liquid Crystals
Viscosity
Behaviour of Liquid Crystals in Electric and Magnetic fields
Surface Alignment of Liquid Crystals
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Liquid Crystals
Ion Transport in Liquid Crystals
Phase Transition Theories

PART II -
PHASE BEHAVIOR
Thermal Studies in Liquid Crystals
Density in Liquid Crystals
High Pressure Investigations of Liquid Crystals
Reentrant Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals

VOLUME 3: Nematic and Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals

PART I -
COMMON FEATURES OF NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Phase Structures of Nematic Liquid Crystals
Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals
Designing Principles and Synthesis of Materials for Nematic Liquid Crystals

PART II -
CONVENTIONAL NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Nematic Liquid Crystals for Display Applications
Elastic Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals
Dielectric Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals
Diamagnetic Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals
Optical Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals
Dynamic Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals

PART III -
DISCOTIC, BIAXIAL AND CHIRAL NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Design and Synthesis of Nematic Phases Formed by Disc-Like Molecules
Synthesis of Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals
Structures and Properties of Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals
Physical Investigations of Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals
Molecular Design and Synthesis of Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals
Structures and Optical Properties of Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals
Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals and Electric, Magnetic, and Mechanical Fields

PART IV -
BLUE PHASES
Design of Blue Phase Materials
Structures of Blue Phases and Other Frustrated Nematic Liquid Crystals
Polymer and Colloid-Stabilized Blue Phases

VOLUME 4: Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals

PART I -
NON-CHIRAL SMECTIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Design and Synthesis of Smectic Liquid Crystals
Structures and Properties of Smectic Liquid Crystals

PART II -
CHIRAL SMECTIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Synthesis of Chiral Smectic Liquid Crystals
Structures of Chiral Smectic Liquid Crystals
Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals
Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals
Other Chiral Smectic Liquid Crystal Phases: Alpha, Electroclinic, Intermediate
High Chirality Mesophases: TGB, SmBlue, Cubic, Tetragonal

PART III -
COLUMNAR LIQUID CRYSTALS OF DISC-LIKE MOLECULES
Design Concepts and Synthesis of Discotic Liquid Crystals
Structure and Physical Properties of Columnar Liquid Crystals
Electrical, Magnetic and Mechanical Fields and Discotic Nematic Liquid Crystals

PART IV -
BENT-CORE LIQUID CRYSTALS
Design and Synthesis of Bent-Core Liquid Crystals
Phase Structures and Physical Properties of Bent-Core Liquid Crystals
Electrical, Magnetic and Mechanical Fields and Bent-Core Liquid Crystals
Columnar Liquid Crystal Phases of Bent-Core Mesogens

VOLUME 5: Non-Conventional Liquid Crystals

Microphase Segregation in Conventional Liquid Crystals
Microphase Segregation in Non-Conventional Liquid Crystals
Laterally Substituted and Swallow-Tailed Liquid Crystals/Phasmids and Polyatenar Mesogens
Metal-Containing Liquid Crystals
Star Mesogens
Fullero-Liquid Crystals
Thermotropic Cubic Liquid Crystal Phases, other 3D Phases and Quasi Crystals
Polyphilic Molecules and Polygonal Cylilnder Phases
Rod-Coil Molecules
Hydrogen-Bonded Systems: Discrete Defined Aggregates and Intramolecular H-Bonding, Amides, Carboxylic Acids, Heterocycles
Liquid Crystal Rotaxanes and Catenanes

VOLUME 6: Nanostructured and Amphiphilic Liquid Crystals

PART I -
NANOSTRUCTURED LIQUID CRYSTALS
Liquid Crystal Physical Gels
Nanoparticle and Nanostructured Liquid Crystals
Mineral Liquid Crystals, Particles in Solvents
Carbon Nanotubes in Liquid Crystals
Liquid Crystals in Confined Geometries
Colloid Crystals in Nematic Liquid Crystals
Virus Particle-Based Liquid Crystals

PART II -
AMPHIPHILIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
Ionic Self Assembly and Amphotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals
Amphotropic H-Bonding Liquid Crystals
Lipid Self-Assembly
Liquid Crystal Crown Ethers and Oligo(ethylene Oxides)
Lyotropic Surfactant Liquid Crystals, Micellar Systems
Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett Films of Liquid Crystals and Self-Assembled Films of Liquid Crystals on Surface
Chromonic Liquid Crystals

VOLUME 7: Supermolecular and Polymeric Liquid Crystals

PART I -
LIQUID CRYSTALS IN BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURES
Liquid Crystals in Living Systems and Liquid Crystals in the Development of Life
Biomembranes
Cellulosic Liquid Crystals
Silk and Fibers, Collagens

PART II -
DIMESOGENS, OLIGOMESOGENS AND DENDRIMERS
Liquid Crystal Dimers and Oligomers
Supermolecular Liquid Crystals
Liquid Crystal Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Liquid Crystals

Part III -
Main-Chain and Side-Group Thermotropic Liquid-Crystalline Polymers
Aromatic Main Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers
Main-Chain and Side-Chain LC Polymers with Disc-Like Segments
Liquid Crystal Polysilanes
Design and Synthesis of Side Chain Liquid Crystal Polymers
Structure and Properties of Side Group Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymers
Side-On Type Side-Chain and Main-Chain/Side-Chain Combined Liquid Crystalline Polymers

PART IV -
BLOCK COPOLYMERS AND POLYMER NETWORKS
Polymer Networks
Liquid Crystalline Elastomers
Block Copolymers Containing Liquid Crystalline Segments

VOLUME 8: Applications of Liquid Crystals

PART I -
DISPLAY DEVICES
TN, STN and Guest-Host Liquid Crystal Display Devices
In-Plane Switching Display Devices
Vertically Aligned Nematic Display Devices
Bistable Nematic Display Devices
Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystal Displays
SmecticA Liquid Crystal Displays
Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Displays
Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Hosts for Displays
Antiferroic Liquid Crystals
Blue Phase and Isotropic Displays

PART II -
NON-DISPLAY APPLICATIONS AND FUNCTIONS
Applications of Liquid Crystals in Telecommunication
Adaptive Optics and Lenses
Photonic Micro- and Nanostructures, Metamaterials
Lasing
Nonlinear Optics
Holography and Information Storage
Thermography and Stress Imaging Using Liquid Crystals
Photoresponsive, Photosensitive and Photoalignable Materials
Liquid Crystal Dyes
Liquid Crystal Semiconductors
Liquid Crystal Semiconductors: Oligothiophenes and Related Materials
Redox-Active (Electrochromic) Liquid Crystals
Liquid Crystals as Ion Conductors
Electromechanical Effects
Optomechanical Devices
Applications of Bent-Core Mesogens
Applications of Mineral Liquid Crystals
Magnetic Liquid Crystals, Liquid Crystal Radicals and Carbenes
Molecular Machines
Liquid Crystals in Biological Imaging and Biomechanical Devices
Sensing Biomolecules using Liquid Crystals

“The reader is thus provided with a very good overview of the design, synthesis, structure, properties and effects of achiral and chiral calamitic liquid crystals, ferroelectricity and antifer-roelectricity, discotics and bent-core phases. With the next volume of the series, we will take the step into the direction of more unconventional liquid crystal phases.”  (Liquid Crystals Today, 4 June 2015)

“This second edition is completely restricted and streamlined, with updated as well as completed new topics, 100% more content and a new team of editors and authors.  The definitive, single source reference for all those working in the field and the standard for the next decade.”  (Materials and Corrosion, 1 October 2014)