Special Issue "Liquid Crystals 2011"

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A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Material Sciences and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Haase
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Eduard-Zintl-Institut für Anorganische und Physikalische Chemie, Petersenstrasse 20, D-64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Website: http://www.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de/haase
E-Mail: haase@chemie.tu-darmstadt.de
Phone: +49 6151 16 3398
Fax: +49 6151 16 4924
Interests: liquid crystals; molecular magnetism; bioinorganic chemistry; nonlinear optics of functonal polymers

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Dear Colleagues,

A Liquid Crystal can be considered as a truly multifunctional material being a thermotropic or lyotropic anisotropic fluid. Applications for Liquid Crystal Displays, for Photonics, for a broad range of Devices and Switchers, even for Analytical Tools or their functionalities in Life Science etc. are based essential on such anisotropic properties. The field of anisotropic properties is very rich, the physics of such anisotropic fluids is a hot topic, their design and chemical realization is still a challenge.
Basically most of the Liquid Crystals consist of All-Organic Compounds, but their existence is not restricted on those. By introducing closed or open shell metals as constitutive element the very interesting field of Metallomesogens opens a lot of pronounced and new properties.
Functionalized Nanomaterials doped in Liquid Crystals as for instance Au, BaTiO3, SWCNTs or MWCNTs lead to Nanocolloids with enhanced or quite new properties allowing nanostructuring.
Contributions to topics addressed above but not necessary limited are desirable.

Prof. Dr. W. Haase
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • anisotropic properties of liquid crystals in a broader sense
  • structural and chemical properties of liquid crystals
  • liquid crystals with special magnetic properties
  • liquid crystalline nanocolloids and LC-nanostructered systems
  • display related properties

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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(11), 7360-7400; doi:10.3390/ijms12117360
Received: 7 July 2011; in revised form: 9 October 2011 / Accepted: 11 October 2011 / Published: 28 October 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(9), 5762-5781; doi:10.3390/ijms12095762
Received: 5 July 2011; in revised form: 8 August 2011 / Accepted: 16 August 2011 / Published: 9 September 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(8), 5352-5372; doi:10.3390/ijms12085352
Received: 6 July 2011; in revised form: 9 August 2011 / Accepted: 11 August 2011 / Published: 22 August 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(8), 4923-4945; doi:10.3390/ijms12084923
Received: 25 May 2011; in revised form: 2 July 2011 / Accepted: 26 July 2011 / Published: 3 August 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(7), 4488-4503; doi:10.3390/ijms12074488
Received: 13 May 2011; in revised form: 28 June 2011 / Accepted: 6 July 2011 / Published: 13 July 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(3), 2007-2018; doi:10.3390/ijms12032007
Received: 26 January 2011; in revised form: 4 March 2011 / Accepted: 18 March 2011 / Published: 21 March 2011
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