LIQUID CRYSTALS BEYOND DISPLAYS

LIQUID CRYSTALS BEYOND DISPLAYS CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, AND APPLICATIONS Edited by Quan Li Liquid Crystal Institute ... Yongqiang Zhang and Jesus Etxebarr...

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LIQUID CRYSTALS BEYOND DISPLAYS CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, AND APPLICATIONS

Edited by

Quan Li Liquid Crystal Institute Kent, OH

©WILEY A JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC., PUBLICATION

CONTENTS

Preface Contributors 1. Liquid Crystal Lasers

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Hideo Takezoe

2. Self-Organized Semiconducting Discotic Liquid Crystals for Optoelectronic Applications

29

Chenming Xue and Quart Li

3. Magnetic Liquid Crystals

83

Rui Tamara, Yoshiaki Uchida, and Katsuaki Suzuki

4. Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals for Nonlinear Optical Applications

111

Yongqiang Zhang and Jesus Etxebarria

5. Photo-Stimulated Phase Transformations in Liquid Crystals and Their Non-Display Applications

157

C. V. Yelamaggad, S. Krishna Prasad, and Quan Li

6. Light-Driven Chiral Molecular Switches or Motors in Liquid Crystal Media

213

Yan Wang and Quan Li

7. Liquid Crystal-Functionalized Nano- and Microfibers Produced by Electrospinning

251

Jan P. F. Lagerwall

8. Functional Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers: Order Meets Self-Assembled Nanostructures

285

Xia Tong and Yue Zhao

9. Semiconducting Applications of Polymerizable Liquid Crystals

303

Mary О 'Neill and Stephen M. Kelly

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10. Liquid Crystals of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanotubes in Liquid Crystals

341

Giusy Scalia

11. Liquid Crystals in Metamaterials

379

Augustine M. Urbas and Dean P. Brown

12. Ferroelectric Colloids in Liquid Crystals

403

Yuriy Reznikov

13. Fact or Fiction: Cybotactic Groups in the Nematic Phase of Bent Core Mesogens

427

Bharat R. Acharya and Satyendra Kumar

14. Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals: Emerging Applications

449

Heung-Shik Park and Oleg D. Lavrentovich

15. Liquid Crystal-Based Chemical Sensors

485

Jacob T. Hunter and Nicholas L. Abbott

16. Polymer Stabilized Cholesteric Liquid Crystal for Switchable Windows

505



Deng-Ke Yang

17. Liquid Crystals for Nanophotonics Timothy D. Wilkinson and R. Rajesekharan

Index

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