Special Issue "Advances of Nematic Liquid Crystals"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 43

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Hao Wang
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Guest Editor
Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Interests: non-covalent self-assembly; chirality; liquid crystals; photochromic molecules

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this forthcoming Special Issue is to expand our knowledge about the advancement of nematic liquid crystals (NLCs). NLCs are a state of matter that exhibits both crystal and liquid properties. They can change shape as a liquid but still maintain a preferred molecular alignment, thereby showing long-range orientational and/or positional correlations. NLCs are composed of organic, rod-like, disk-like, or lath-like molecules which possess the optical and electrical properties of crystals under certain conditions. NLCs can also adopt chirality by adding chiral dopants.

As NLCs have boomed in recent years, more research results are coming, and we invite you to present your research in a timely and rigorous process publishing process. A research article, review, short communication, or perspective on this Special Issue is sincerely welcomed for submission to the journal of Crystals.

Dr. Hao Wang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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.

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  • nematic liquid crystals
  • liquid crystal elastomers
  • self-assembly
  • spectroscopic studies of liquid crystals
  • nematics for out of visible applications (NIR, IR, THz, GHz)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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