Accession Number:

AD0705153

Title:

LIQUID CRYSTALS 2. PART II,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

KENT STATE UNIV OH DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

880.0

Abstract:

The papers show more concentration on molecular properties than on bulk physical properties. There is an interest in the synthesis of new compounds which may exhibit unusual properties such as response to external influences e.g. electric andor magnetic field. Study of optical properties of liquid crystalline substances remains very popular and experimental techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance nmr and infrared which measure directly parameters associated with individual molecules are gaining a wider audience. The experimental techniques used to study structure were quite varied and included X-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance, spin resonance, ultrasonics, optical microscopy, electron microscopy of lyotropic systems, and electrical and magnetic field effects on optical properties. The continuum theory, a model for molecular arrangement in liquid crystals, was the most popular of the approaches to an explanation of the structure of nematic liquid crystals. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE