Advances in Liquid Crystal Dimers and Oligomers

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Liquid Crystals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2024 | Viewed by 124

Special Issue Editors


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Departament de Física, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Campus Nord B4-B5, E-08034 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: liquid crystals; disordered systems; thermodynamics; dielectrics; glass transition

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Departament de Física, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Campus Nord B4-B5, E-08034 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: polymers, disordered systems; dielectrics; conductivity; glass transition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Liquid crystal dimers and oligomers were originally synthesized in the 1980s as the fundamental units used to study the chemistry and physics of LC polymers. This new approach enabled our understanding of some interesting properties, such as the odd–even effect in transition temperatures and entropies or the nature and behavior of dielectric relaxation modes, among others. Three decades later, the novel twist–bend nematic mesophase was experimentally discovered, opening a new field in research into LC materials, which is still a hot topic.

This Special Issue aims to address the recent advances in LC dimers and oligomers, from design and synthesis, passing through theory, simulation, and physical characterization to technological applications of such materials.

Dr. Sergio Diez Berart
Prof. Dr. Jordi Sellarés
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • liquid crystal (LC) dimers
  • LC oligomers
  • design
  • synthesis
  • simulations
  • theory
  • physical characterization
  • twist-bend nematic
  • applications

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