Charge Carrier Transport in Liquid Crystalline Semiconductors

  • Jun-Ichi HannaEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 169)


In this chapter, we describe the electrical properties in liquid crystals after a brief description of historical studies on them, including ionic and electronic conduction in liquid crystals, the anisotropy and dimensionality in charge carrier transport, charge carrier transport itself, mesophase structure, temperature and electric field dependence, the effect of impurities and structural defects, a model for electronic carrier transport depending upon the chemical and mesophase structure of the liquid crystalline semiconductor responsible for the charge transport.


Liquid Crystal High Occupied Molecular Orbital Carrier Transport Nematic Phase Liquid Crystal Molecule 
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  1. 1.Imaging Science and Engineering LaboratoryTokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan

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