Advances in Liquid Crystals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120250042, 9781483191362

Advances in Liquid Crystals

1st Edition

Volume 4

Editors: Glenn H. Brown
eBook ISBN: 9781483191362
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1979
Page Count: 224
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Advances in Liquid Crystals, Volume 4 is a collection of papers that deals with liquid crystal sciences, particularly the flow problems in liquid crystals, the effects of high pressure on liquid crystals, lyotropic and thermotropic polymeric liquid crystals, and the light-scattering properties of thermotropic liquid crystals.
One paper reviews the continuum theory in flow problems in liquid crystals, presents theoretical predictions, and compares these with associated observations. High-pressure experiments in liquid crystals pave the way for discoveries involving pressure-induced mesomorphism in certain materials, suppression of mesophases, tricritical phase transitions, and re-entrant behavior. Another paper describes the types of macromolecular structures that have a propensity for mesomorphism — linear, conventional types of polymers, such as block copolymers and graft copolymers. Another paper examines the application of light scattering in fluctuations that happens during the liquid crystalline phases. The paper investigates the assumption that light is scattered by inhomogeneities in the dialectric constant of the medium it is passing through.
This collection can prove useful for scientists in liquid crystals, and industrial researchers in the field of advanced chemistry and physics.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Introduction to the Series

Contents of Previous Volumes

Theory of Flow Phenomena in Liquid Crystals

I. Introduction

II. Continuum Theory

III. Viscometry

IV. Wave Propagation

V. Some Other Topics


High-Pressure Studies of Liquid Crystals

I. Introduction

II. Description of Experimental Techniques

III. Variation of Transition Temperature with Pressure

IV. Pressure-Induced Mesomorphism

V. Change from Monotropic to Enantiotropic Mesomorphism

VI. Bounded Phases

VII. Pressure-Induced Smectic A-Smectic C Transition

VIII. Tricritical Behavior

IX. Reentrant" Nematic Phase

X. Specific Volume and Compressibility Studies

XI. Order Parameter Determinations

XII. Cholesteric Pitch under Pressure

XIII. Concluding Remarks

Appendix: List of Compounds Studied


Polymeric Liquid Crystals

I. Introduction

II. Thermotropic Phases

III. Lyotropic Phases


Light-Scattering Studies of Liquid Crystals

I. Introduction

II. The Isotropic Phase

III. The Nematic Phase

IV. The Smectic Phases


Subject Index


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