Chapter 4. Liquid Crystallinity

  1. Tom A. Waigh

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch4

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

How to Cite

Waigh, T. A. (2007) Liquid Crystallinity, in Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch4

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017173

Online ISBN: 9780470513156

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Keywords:

  • lyotropic liquid crystals and thermotropic liquid crystals;
  • Small-angle neutron scattering patterns;
  • liquid crystalline phenomena;
  • viscoelastic collagen networks;
  • chiral nematic phases;
  • positional, orientational and conformational disorder;
  • orientational and conformational ordering;
  • molecular chirality;
  • cholesterics (chiral nematics) and tilted smectics (chiral smectics);
  • liquid crystalline phase transitions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Basics

  • Liquid–Nematic–Smectic Transitions

  • Defects

  • More Exotic Possibilities for Liquid Crystalline Phases

  • Further Reading

  • Tutorial Questions