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The Handbook of Liquid Crystals is a unique compendium of knowledge on all aspects of liquid crystals. In over 2000 pages the Handbook provides detailed information on the basic principles of both low- and high-molecular weight materials, as well as the synthesis, characterization, modification, and applications (such as in computer displays or as structural materials) of all types of liquid crystals. The five editors of the Handbook are internationally renowned experts from both industry and academia and have drawn together over 70 leading figures in the field as authors. The four volumes of the Handbook are designed both to be used together or as stand-alone reference sources. Some users will require the whole set, others will be best served with a selection of the volumes. Volume 1 deals with the basic physical and chemical principles of liquid crystals, including structure-property relationships, nomenclature, phase behavior, characterization methods, and general synthesis and application strategies. As such this volume provides an excellent introduction to the field and a powerful learning and teaching tool for graduate students and above. Volume 2 concentrates on low-molecular weight materials, for example those typically used in display technology. A high quality survey of the literature is provided along with full details of molecular design strategies, phase characterization and control, and applications development. This volume is therefore by far the most detailed reference source on these industrially very important materials, ideally suited for professionals in the field. Volume 3 concentrates on high-molecular weight, or polymeric, liquid crystals, some of which are found in structural applications and others occur as natural products of living systems. A high-quality literature survey is complemented by full detail of the synthesis, processing, analysis, and applications of all important materials classes. This volume is the most comprehensive reference source on these materials, and is therefore ideally suited for professionals in the field. Content: Chapter I Introduction and Historical Development (pages 1–16): G. W. GrayChapter II Guide to the Nomenclature and Classification of Liquid Crystals (pages 17–23): John W. Goodby and George W. GrayChapter III.1 Theory of the Liquid Crystalline State: Continuum Theory for Liquid Crystals (pages 25–39): Frank M. LeslieChapter III.2 Theory of the Liquid Crystalline State: Molecular Theories of Liquid Crystals (pages 39–71): Mikhail A. OsipovChapter III.3 Theory of the Liquid Crystalline State: Molecular Modelling (pages 72–86): Mark R. WilsonChapter IV General Synthetic Strategies (pages 87–113): Thies Thiemann and Volkmar VillChapter V Symmetry and Chirality in Liquid Crystals (pages 115–132): John W. GoodbyChapter VI Chemical Structure and Mesogenic Properties (pages 133–187): Dietrich DemusChapter VII.1 Physical Properties: Tensor Properties of Anisotropic Materials (pages 189–203): David Dunmur and Kazuhisa ToriyamaChapter VII.2 Physical Properties: Magnetic Properties of Liquid Crystals (pages 204–214): David Dunmur and Kazuhisa ToriyamaChapter VII.3 Physical Properties: Optical Properties (pages 215–230): David Dunmur and Kazuhisa ToriyamaChapter VII.4 Physical Properties: Dielectric Properties (pages 231–252): David Dunmur and Kazuhisa ToriyamaChapter VII.5 Physical Properties: Elastic Properties (pages 253–280): David Dunmur and Kazuhisa ToriyamaChapter VII.6 Physical Properties: Phase Transition (pages 281–405): Philippe BaroisChapter VII.7 Physical Properties: Defects and Textures (pages 406–453): Y. BouligandChapter VII.8 Physical Properties: Flow Phenomena and Viscosity (pages 454–476): F. Schneider and H. KneppeChapter VII.9 Physical Properties: Behavior of Liquid Crystals in Electric and Magnetic Fields (pages 477–534): Lev M. BlinovChapter VII.10 Physical Properties: Surface Alignment (pages 535–548): Blandine JeromeChapter VII.11 Physical Properties: Ultrasonic Properties (pages 549–568): Olga A. KapustinaChapter VII.12 Physical Properties: Nonlinear Optical Properties of Liquid Crystals (pages 569–581): P. Palffy?MuhorayChapter VII.13 Physical Properties: Diffusion in Liquid Crystals (pages 582–593): F. Noack†Chapter VIII.1 Characterization Methods: Magnetic Resonance (pages 614–618): Claudia Schmidt and Hans Wolfgang SpiessChapter VIII.2 Characterization Methods: X?Ray Characterization of Liquid Crystals: Instrumentation (pages 619–634): Richard H. TemplerChapter VIII.3 Characterization Methods: Structural Studies of Liquid Crystals by X?Ray Diffraction (pages 635–679): John M. SeddonChapter VIII.4 Characterization Methods: Neutron Scattering (pages 680–698): Robert M. RichardsonChapter VIII.5 Characterization Methods: Light Scattering from Liquid Crystals (pages 699–718): Helen F. GleesonChapter VIII.6 Characterization Methods: Brillouin Scattering from Liquid Crystals (pages 719–726): Helen F. GleesonChapter VIII.7 Characterization Methods: Mossbauer Studies of Liquid Crystals (pages 727–730): Helen F. GleesonChapter IX.1 Applications: Displays (pages 731–762): Ian C. SageChapter IX.2 Applications: Nondisplay Applications of Liquid Crystals (pages 763–822): William A. Crossland and Timothy D. WilkinsonChapter IX.3 Applications: Thermography Using Liquid Crystals (pages 823–838): Helen F. GleesonChapter IX.4 Applications: Liquid Crystals as Solvents for Spectroscopic, Chemical Reaction, and Gas Chromatographic Applications (pages 839–895): William J. Leigh and Mark S. Workentin
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