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Ferroelectrics Volume 121 Numbers 1-4, 1991. Proceedings of the International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals (3rd) Held in Boulder, Colorado on 23-28 June 1991. Part 1

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Final rept. 1 Jun 91-31 May 92,

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The present volumes form the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals, held in Boulder, Colorado, USA June 23-28, 1991. These volumes continue the publication of this conference series, the proceedings of the first conference 1987 held at BordeauxArcachon appearing in Volumes 84 and 85, and the proceedings of the second conference 1989 held at Goteborg appearing in Volumes 113 and 114. As for the two preceding conferences, FLC-91 provided a broad forum for the exchange of information on FLCs, with most of the groups working in the field well represented. Exciting developments were reported in all FLC areas. The worldwide effort at developing new FLC materials continues apace, with the report of an FLC material possessing a spontaneous polarization nearly equal to the sum of all transverse molecular dipoles, and new thrusts in polymer FLCs and FLCs for electronic nonlinear optical applications. The conference saw many new developments in FLC basic and device physics, including the use of dielectric spectroscopy as a tool for studying the molecular origins of the polarization in FLCs. Particularly exciting were the FLC device developments with the emergence of sophisticated FLC devices for opto-electronic computing, display, and other light control applications including a demonstration of a flexible polymer FLC display Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Liquid Crystals, Conference.

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  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Crystallography

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