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Structure-Property Relationships in Thermotropic Organic Liquid Crystals

  • Aaron W. Levine

Abstract

The phenomenon of thermotropic liquid crystallinity has been known1 at least since 1888. Since the early observations by Reinitzer1,2 and Lehmann3 of unusual melting behavior in certain organic compounds, mesogenic compounds have been both actively sought and incidentally discovered. Several relatively recent discoveries4–9 have shown the technological utility of organic mesophases. Substantial impetus has thus been provided for the systematic investigation of the relationships between molecular structure and liquid crystallinity.

Keywords

Liquid Crystal Nematic Liquid Crystal Liquid Crystallinity Dielectric Anisotropy Central Linkage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron W. Levine
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  1. 1.RCA LaboratoriesPrincetonUSA

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