Special Issue "Liquid Crystals and Their Advanced Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 10485
Interests: liquid crystals; photonics; thin layers
Liquid crystals (LCs) are fascinating electro-optically anisotropic materials, and have been utilized to modulate light in various devices—especially the most successful liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Research on LCs is interdisciplinary, with contributions from chemistry, materials, physics, optics, electronics, and information technologies, etc. This Special Issue therefore aims to highlight recent developments and novel trends in LCs and their applications in numerous disciplines. Problem-oriented full-length/short-communication articles as well as all-encompassing review articles are solicited. The suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
- Preparation and characterization of LCs, 2D LCs, nano-LC hybrids, etc.;
- Alignment and the order of LCs, 2D LCs, nano-LC hybrids, etc.;
- LC-based optical components and devices, such as LCDs, LC lenses, LC lasers, LC filters, LC gratings, etc.;
- LC elastomers and devices;
- Devices making use of metasurfaces with integrated LCs;
- Computational simulation and theoretical modelling of LCs and LC devices;
- Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for LCs and LC devices;
We hope that this Special Issue will depict the current state-of-the-art liquid crystals and their applications, and that it will offer an overview of what is currently being achieved.
Dr. Yang Liu
Prof. Dr. Dae-Shik Seo
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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- liquid crystals and nano-LC hybrids
- liquid crystal elastomers
- metasurfaces combined with liquid crystals
- liquid crystal devices
- computational simulation and theoretical modelling
- artificial intelligence