Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals

Structures and Physical Properties
by Hideo Takezoe & Alexey Eremin
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Publisher: CRC Press

Series: Liquid Crystals Book Series

Publication Date: July 20, 2017

ISBN: 9781315355412

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Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals: Structures and Physical Properties provides insight into the latest developments in the research on liquid crystals formed by bent-shaped mesogens. After a historical introduction, the expert authors discuss different kinds of mesophase structures formed by bent-shaped molecules. This book devotes the majority of its pages to physical properties such as polar switching, optics and non-linear optics, and behavior in restricted geometries. However, as chemistry is often highly relevant to the emergence of new phases, particularly with reflection symmetry breaking, it also involves a broad spectrum of interesting chemistry viewpoints.