Heterocyclic Liquid Crystals and Some Air Force Applications of Mesomorphic Compounds

  • Rudolph A. Champa


Applications of liquid crystals continues to provide the impetus for research of new materials with improved physical properties. Performance requirements vary to a considerable extent depending on application; more specifically those technical applications of interest to the Department of Defense (DOD) are unique because of the more dynamic environments to which they would necessarily be exposed. Such things might include useful temperature ranges of operation (typically -50C to +80C), radiation (EM and nuclear), vibration, g-forces, response times, stability etc.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolph A. Champa
    • 1
  1. 1.Worldway Postal CenterSAMSO/RSSELos AngelesUSA

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