Accession Number:

AD0736882

Title:

Basic Studies of Liquid Crystals as Related to Electro-Optical and Other Devices

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

KENT STATE UNIV OH LIQUID CRYSTAL INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-28

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The research performed in the Liquid Crystal Institute was devoted to structure determination, synthesis, and theoretical and fundamental properties of liquid crystals, including such properties as optical and thermal. The structure studies were carried out using x-ray, Mossbauer and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. The theoretical aspects of the research concerned models of liquid crystalline structures and a better insight into inelastic scattering and deformation of polarized light by liquid crystalline systems. The synthetic work was especially related to the preparation of new compounds which exhibited new phases of liquid crystallinity. In addition to the preparation of new compounds, the synthetic program was used to prepare known compounds for studies relating to structure and other fundamental properties of the liquid crystalline state of matter.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE