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Nanoscience with Liquid Crystals

From Self-Organized Nanostructures to Applications

  • Quan Li

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Timothy D. Wilkinson, Haider Butt, Yunuen Montelongo
    Pages 1-34
  3. Hari Krishna Bisoyi, Sandeep Kumar, Quan Li
    Pages 69-99
  4. Chenming Xue, Quan Li
    Pages 101-134
  5. H.-M. Philp Chen, Jane J. Ou, Shaw H. Chen
    Pages 179-208
  6. Nissim Garti, Dima Libster, Abraham Aserin
    Pages 355-414
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 415-420

About this book


This book focuses on the exciting topic of nanoscience with liquid crystals: from self-organized nanostructures to applications. The elegant self-organized liquid crystalline nanostructures, the synergetic characteristics of liquid crystals and nanoparticles, liquid crystalline nanomaterials, synthesis of nanomaterials using liquid crystals as templates, nanoconfinement and nanoparticles of liquid crystals are covered and discussed, and the prospect of fabricating functional materials is highlighted. Contributions, collecting the scattered literature of the field from leading and active players, are compiled to make the book a reference book. Readers will find the book useful and of benefit both as summaries for works in this field and as tutorials and explanations of concepts for those just entering the field. Additionally, the book helps to stimulate future developments.

Quan Li, PhD, is Director of the Organic Synthesis and Advanced Materials Laboratory at the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University, where he is also Adjunct Professor in the Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program. He has directed research projects supported by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Air Force of Scientific Research (AFOSR), U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), U.S. Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (DoD MURI), U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and National Science Foundation (NSF), among other funding institutions.


Crystalline Block Copolymers Fluid Nanostructures Holographic Polymer Liquid Crystals Liquid Crystals as Templates Lyotropic Chromic Liquid Crystals Nanoconfinements of Liquid Crystals Nanoporous Particles Nanoscience with Liquid Crystal Self-organized Materials Self-organized Nanostructures

Editors and affiliations

  • Quan Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Liquid Crystal InstituteKent State UniversityKentUSA

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Chemical Manufacturing


From the book reviews:

“This book outlines and describes in detail 12 different focus areas of liquid crystal research. … As such, this book would be useful for students or researchers who are interested in entering or expanding into this field. … it is an exceptional starting point for learning more about liquid crystals and their applications. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (N. M. Fahrenkopf, Choice, Vol. 52 (6), February, 2015)