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Surfaces and Interfaces of Liquid Crystals - Theo Rasing

Surfaces and Interfaces of Liquid Crystals

By: Theo Rasing (Editor), Igor Musevic (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th August 2004
ISBN: 9783540207894
Number Of Pages: 298

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This book describes the state of the art of our understanding of liquid-crystal interfaces on a molecular level. The interactions of liquid crystal molecules with a surface play an essential role in the operation of liquid crystal displays (LCD's) and other LC devices that are based on the controllable anchoring of LC molecules on polymer coated surfaces.

This book addresses the microscopic interaction between a macromolecule (liquid crystal, polymer) and a wall, using state of the art surface and interface-sensitive experimental techniques, such as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), Linear and Nonlinear Optical Microscopy and (Dynamic) Light Scattering (DLS). These experimental techniques were complemented with computer simulations and supra molecular chemistry methods to develop controllable polymeric surfaces.

Introduction: Musevic, Nieuwkerk, Rasing
Surface-Induced Order Detected by Deuteron Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Vilfan, Zalar, Crawford, Finotello, Zumer
Interfacial and Surface Forces in Nematics and Smectis: Musevic
Linear Optics of Liquid Crystal Interfaces: Musevic
Solid-Liquid Crystal Interfaces Probed by Optical Second-Harmonic Generation: Drevensek-Olenik, Soria, Copic, Marowsky, Rasing
Liquid Crystal Alignment on Surfaces with Orientational Molecular Order
A Microscopic Model Derived from Soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy: L√ľning, Samant
Scanning Probe Microscopy Studies of Liquid Crystal Interfaces: Rasing, Gerritsen
Introduction to Micro- and Macroscopic Descriptions of Nematic Liquid Crystalline Films
Structural and Fluctuation Forces: Sarlah, Zumer
Applications: Nieuwkerk, van der Zande
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ISBN: 9783540207894
ISBN-10: 3540207899
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 11th August 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.62