Advances in Liquid Crystals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120250059, 9781483191379

Advances in Liquid Crystals

1st Edition

Volume 5

Editors: Glenn H. Brown
eBook ISBN: 9781483191379
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 1983
Page Count: 256
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Description

Advances in Liquid Crystals, Volume 5 is a collection of scientific essays that focuses on the developments and applications in the field of liquid crystal science. The text begins with an article about the role of liquid crystals in living systems. The subjects covered in this article include the properties of phospholipids, lipid order parameters, lipid diffusion, and the movements of proteins in model and natural biomembranes. The second essay discusses the use of Mossbauer techniques to lyotropic liquid crystals. Such a method provides a list of characteristics of the crystals in focus. Another topic of interest is the theoretical and experimental aspects of microemulsions. The section that follows describes the carbonaceous mesophases and disclination structures. Types of disclination such as wedge disclination, twist disclinations, and disclinations arrays are covered. The neutron incoherent scattering is the focus of the last essay in the book. The book will provide valuable insights for scientists, developer of crystal displays, students, and researchers in the field of chemistry.

Table of Contents


Contributors

Preface

Contents of Previous Volumes

The Organization and Dynamics of Biomembranes

I. Introduction

II. Constituents of Biomembranes

III. Properties of Phospholipids

IV. Lipid Order Parameters

V. Lipid Diffusion

VI. Types of Lyotropic Phase

VII. Relationship to Monolayer Characteristics

VIII. Classification of Possible Monolayer Phases

IX. Cooperativity of Main Transition

X. Comparison of Monolayer with Bilayer Main Transition

XI. Electrical Properties

XII. Conformational Change Triggered by Binding of Other Surface Charges

XIII. Theoretical Models of Lipid Monolayers and Bilayers

XIV. The Modulation of Lipid Dynamics by Cholesterol

XV. The Dynamics of Proteins in Model and Natural Biomembranes

XVI. Intrinsic Protein-Lipid Interactions

References

Liquid Crystals of Disklike Molecules

I. Introduction

II. Survey of the Experimental Results on Different Compounds

III. Surface Anchoring Techniques

IV. Theoretical Studies

References

Investigation of Liquid Crystals by Mössbauer Spectroscopy

I. Introduction

II. Method of Mössbauer Spectroscopy

III. Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Thermotropic Liquid Crystals

IV. Liquid Crystals as Orienting Matrices

V. Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Lyotropic Liquid Crystals

VI. Conclusion. Prospects and Directions of Future Research

References

Microemulsions and Liquid Crystals

I. Introduction

II. Theory

III. Phase Equilibria

References

Disclination Structures in the Carbonaceous Mesophase

I. Introduction

II. Carbonaceous Mesophase

III. Disclination Structures

IV. Wedge Disclinations

V. Twist Disclinations

VI. Disclination Arrays

VII. Formation and Interaction of Disclinations

VIII. Summary

References

Neutron Incoherent Scattering Studies of Liquid Crystals

I. Essential Information on the Elastic and Quasi-elastic Neutron Incoherent Scattering Method (QNS)

II. Neutron Incoherent Scattering Studies on TBBA

III. Neutron Incoherent Scattering Studies on a Group of Benzylidene Compounds

IV Neutron Incoherent Scattering Studies on a Group of Azoxy Compounds

V. Conclusions

References

Index


Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1982
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483191379

About the Editor

Glenn H. Brown