Partially Ordered Systems

Chirality in Liquid Crystals

Editors: Kitzerow, Heinz, Bahr, Christian (Eds.)

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Objects that differ from their mirror images, such as the left and right hands, play an important role in physics at all lengths scales, from elementary particles to macroscopic systems. The handedness, or chirality, of molecules in liquid crystals has a remarkable influence on the macroscopic physical properties of these systems, including the appearance of new phases. Indeed, the majority of optical applications of liquid crystals is due to chiral structures, namely the thermochromic effect of cholesteric liquid crystals, the optical activity in twisted nematic liquid crystal displays, and the ferroelectric and antiferroelectric switching of smectic liquid crystals.
This book describes the main aspects of chirality in liquid crystals, and points out some of the open questions of current research. The chapters, each by an expert in the field, review the highlights of the important topics and representative questions in the field of chiral liquid crystals.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kitzerow, Heinz-Siegfried (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Classroom Experiments with Chiral Liquid Crystals

    Pieranski, Pawel

    Pages 28-66

  • From a Chiral Molecule to a Chiral Anisotropic Phase

    Kuball, Hans-Georg (et al.)

    Pages 67-100

  • Chemical Structures and Polymorphism

    Vill, Volkmar

    Pages 101-114

  • Cholesteric Liquid Crystals: Defects and Topology

    Lavrentovich, O. D. (et al.)

    Pages 115-158

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chirality in Liquid Crystals
Editors
  • Heinz Kitzerow
  • Christian Bahr
Series Title
Partially Ordered Systems
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21642-3
DOI
10.1007/b97374
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98679-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7555-6
Series ISSN
0941-5114
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 502
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