The Chemistry and Physics of Thermotropic Liquid Crystals

  • E. P. Raynes
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 18)


Liquid crystals are fluids which possess orientational and occasionally positional ordering of their constituent molecules. The resulting anisotropy of physical properties produces many spectacular electro-optic effects which form the basis of display and other electro-optic devices. The basic chemistry of simple thermotropic liquid crystals is reviewed together with their anisotropic physical properties.


Liquid Crystal Nematic Liquid Crystal Nematic Phase Liquid Crystal Polymer Smectic Phasis 
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  • E. P. Raynes
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  1. 1.Royal Signals and Radar EstablishmentMalvernUK

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