Special Issue "Advances in Liquid Crystals"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2013)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Haase
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Eduard-Zintl-Institut für Anorganische und Physikalische Chemie, Petersenstrasse 20, D-64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Fax: +49 6151 16 4924
Interests: liquid crystals; molecular magnetism; bioinorganic chemistry; nonlinear optics of functonal polymers
Liquid Crystals are one of the prominent Soft Materials, attractive for a broad and growing community of Scientists and Engineers.
Scientists based on their fundamental knowledge of Liquid Crystals trying to understand the working functions of Liquid Crystals in the biological environment, in Colloids, Polymers, LB-films etc. The applicability of Liquid Crystals in Optics, for Lasing, for functional Devices in a broad frequency range, is one of the key topics for applied scientists. Last but not least the technological verification of LCs in Displays is part of our daily life. Displays are an important media for transforming information, for entertainment etc. The current volume ‘Advances in Liquid Crystals’ provide a unique forum allowing the dissemination of results in the entire field of Liquid Crystals. Scientist and Engineers working in a broader sense on Liquid Crystals are invited to use this unique opportunity for presenting their work.
The topics summarized under the keywords should be considered only as examples, as guidelines. The volume is open for any advanced topics in the field of Liquid Crystals.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Haase
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 800 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- molecular design of liquid crystals
- liquid crystals in biological systems
- liquid crystalline nanocolloids
- liquid crystals for photonics
- liquid crystals for lasing
- optical properties of liquid crystals
- liquid crystals in the microwave and terahertz regime