Special Issue "Liquid Crystals"

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A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2009)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kevin D. Belfield
Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida, P.O. Box 162366, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816, USA
Website: http://chemistry.cos.ucf.edu/people/belfield-kevin/
E-Mail: belfield@ucf.edu
Phone: +1 407 823 1028
Fax: +1 407 823 2252
Interests: multiphoton absorbing materials; two-photon photochemistry; in vivo and ex vivo two-photon fluorescence bioimaging; magnetic polymeric and sol-gel nanocomposites; site-specific fluorophore labeling; fluorescent-based sensors and bioimaging probes; photodynamic therapy agents; nanostructured functional organic and polymeric materials; two-photon based 3D high density optical data storage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the first reported observation of a liquid crystalline behavior by the Austrian botanist Friedrich Reinitzer in 1888, liquid crystals have attracted immense scientific interest. Scientists have been drawn to the study of liquid crystals by both their unusual mesomorphic properties, being intermediate between the solid, crystalline state and the isotropic liquid phase, and the relative aesthetics attained upon observing the often spectacular mesophases between cross polarizers on an optical microscope. Over the past three to four decades, a number of unique properties exhibited by liquid crystalline materials in response to external stimuli have been exploited in a number of important technologies. For example, ferroelectric liquid crystals have been key components in the digital age, leading a revolution in display technology. Thermotropic liquid crystalline materials continue to find their place in numerous products including the healthcare field. Lyotropic liquid crystalline polymers have propelled the field of high strength, light weight materials for a number of military and civilian applications, including their important contribution in body armor. It is fitting that we have special issues in the Journal of Molecular Sciences and Materials dedicated to this still very intriguing class of materials that promises to continue to be an integral part of emerging technologies.

Kevin D. Belfield, Ph.D.
Guest Editor


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Liquid Crystals in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Submission

All papers should be submitted to materials@mdpi.com. To be published continuously until the deadline and papers will be listed together at the special issue website.

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Article Processing Charges (APC)

Article Processing Charges (APC) will be waived for well prepared manuscripts of invited papers. For the first two volumes of this new journal the APC are of 300 CHF (or 550 CHF per paper for those papers that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections).

Keywords

  • liquid crystal
  • mesogen
  • mesomorphic
  • thermotropic
  • lyotropic
  • smectic
  • nematic
  • liquid crystalline polymers
  • cholesteric

Published Papers (15 papers)

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Materials 2014, 7(4), 2784-2794; doi:10.3390/ma7042784
Received: 27 February 2014; in revised form: 28 March 2014 / Accepted: 28 March 2014 / Published: 3 April 2014
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Materials 2012, 5(1), 156; doi:10.3390/ma5010156
Received: 11 October 2011; Accepted: 9 January 2012 / Published: 9 January 2012
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Materials 2010, 3(2), 827-840; doi:10.3390/ma3020827
Received: 22 December 2009; in revised form: 20 January 2010 / Accepted: 21 January 2010 / Published: 29 January 2010
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Materials 2009, 2(4), 1955-1974; doi:10.3390/ma2041955
Received: 5 October 2009; in revised form: 4 November 2009 / Accepted: 5 November 2009 / Published: 26 November 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(4), 1734-1761; doi:10.3390/ma2041734
Received: 29 August 2009; in revised form: 16 October 2009 / Accepted: 27 October 2009 / Published: 29 October 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(4), 1662-1673; doi:10.3390/ma2041662
Received: 3 September 2009; in revised form: 4 October 2009 / Accepted: 23 October 2009 / Published: 26 October 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(4), 1636-1661; doi:10.3390/ma2041636
Received: 31 August 2009; in revised form: 9 October 2009 / Accepted: 21 October 2009 / Published: 23 October 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(3), 1305-1322; doi:10.3390/ma2031305
Received: 28 August 2009; in revised form: 14 September 2009 / Accepted: 16 September 2009 / Published: 17 September 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(2), 674-698; doi:10.3390/ma2020674
Received: 5 May 2009; in revised form: 12 June 2009 / Accepted: 16 June 2009 / Published: 16 June 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(2), 636-660; doi:10.3390/ma2020636
Received: 5 May 2009; in revised form: 21 May 2009 / Accepted: 25 May 2009 / Published: 2 June 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(2), 549-561; doi:10.3390/ma2020549
Received: 3 February 2009; in revised form: 24 April 2009 / Accepted: 11 May 2009 / Published: 12 May 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(2), 499-513; doi:10.3390/ma2020499
Received: 3 February 2009; in revised form: 16 April 2009 / Accepted: 20 April 2009 / Published: 22 April 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(1), 95-128; doi:10.3390/ma2010095
Received: 5 February 2009; in revised form: 3 March 2009 / Accepted: 9 March 2009 / Published: 11 March 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(1), 38-61; doi:10.3390/ma2010038
Received: 26 November 2008; in revised form: 3 February 2009 / Accepted: 5 February 2009 / Published: 6 February 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(1), 22-37; doi:10.3390/ma2010022
Received: 9 December 2008; Accepted: 12 January 2009 / Published: 16 January 2009
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Last update: 10 October 2012

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