International Liquid Crystal Conference (4th), Held at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, on 21-25 August 1972.
KENT STATE UNIV OHIO LIQUID CRYSTAL INST
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The report contains a brief review of the Fourth International Liquid Crystal Conference held at Kent State University. One hundred eighty one papers were on the program and approximately 380 people registered from 16 countries. There were ten plenary lectures. Highlights of the conference are noted as covering reviews of the history of liquid crystals, thermodynamics and flow properties of liquid crystals, electrical effects, crystals, magnetic resonance studies of thermotropic liquid crystals, lyotropic properties, symmetries and polymorphism in the smectic state, liquid crystalline aspects of biological membrane structure, recent advances in preparation of liquid crystals, disinclinations in nematics and cholestrics and properties of the director-vector field, and the problems of polymorphism in liquid crystals. Author Modified Abstract
- Physical Chemistry