Liquid Crystal - Applications and Uses (Volume 2): v. 2

Liquid Crystal - Applications and Uses (Volume 2): v. 2

By: Birenda Bahadur (editor)Hardback

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This book reviews comprehensively the technological, scientific, artistic and medical applications of liquid crystals. It starts with the basics of liquid crystals and covers electro-optical, thermo-optical, colour, polymeric, lyotropic, and scientific applications of liquid crystalline materials. It discusses the fabrication and operational principles of a full range of liquid crystal displays including dynamic scattering, twisted nematic, supertwisted nematic, dichroic, smectic A, ferroelectric, polymer dispersed, light valve, active matrix, etc., in detail. It also covers the emerging applications of liquid crystals such as optical computing, nonlinear optics, decorative and visual arts. Classification, theory, chemical structure, physical properties and surface alignment of liquid crystals have detailed chapters to facilitate the basic understanding of the science behind LCDs and other uses of liquid crystals. The chapters, liquid crystal polymers and lyotropic liquid crystals, give deep insight into these areas. The potential uses and applications are also described in detail.

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Displays parameters and requirements, B. Bahadur; liquid crystals in decorative and visual arts, D. Makow; lyotropic mesophases in non-living systems, S.E. Friberg; lyotropic mesophases in biological systems, D. Chapman; spectroscopic applications of liquid crystals, C.L. Khetrapal et al; liquid crystals in chromatography, Z. Witkiewicz; thermotropic liquid crystals as chemical reaction media, W.J. Leigh.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/1990
  • ISBN13: 9789810201111
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9789810201111
  • weight: 726
  • ISBN10: 9810201117

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