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Liquid Crystalline Polymers

Volume 1–Structure and Chemistry

  • Vijay Kumar Thakur
  • Michael R. Kessler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Yuzhan Li, Michael R. Kessler
    Pages 1-17
  3. Jaroslav M. Ilnytskyi, Marina Saphiannikova, Dieter Neher, Michael P. Allen
    Pages 93-129
  4. Shri Singh, Jagdeesh Kumar Srivastava, Rajendra Kumar Singh
    Pages 195-250
  5. Ganesh Chandra Nayak, Chapal Kumar Das
    Pages 251-272
  6. K. Y. Sandhya, A. Saritha, Kuruvilla Joseph
    Pages 273-306
  7. Hisao Yanagi, Yusuke Ohtsuka, Tatsuya Muneishi, Atsushi Ishizumi
    Pages 307-325
  8. Asit Baran Samui, Srinivasa Rao Venukonda
    Pages 327-361
  9. Aránzazu Martínez-Gómez, Mario Encinar, Juan P. Fernández-Blázquez, Ramón G. Rubio, Ernesto Pérez
    Pages 453-476
  10. Dumitru Pavel
    Pages 477-499
  11. Sachin Kumar Singh, Bachcha Singh
    Pages 517-551
  12. Antoni Sánchez-Ferrer, Núria Torras, Jaume Esteve
    Pages 553-582

About this book


This book introduces anisotropic innovations in liquid crystalline polymers as well as new nanocomposite materials and testing techniques. The authors detail the newest discoveries of material properties, material types and phases, and material characterization.  This interdisciplinary work creates valuable links that strengthen the approach to the evolving field of liquid crystalline polymers/materials.


Calamatic Coil Block-copolymers Diblock Copolymers Discotic Elastomer Ester Groups Gelation Immiscible Components In Situ Photopolymerization Isotropic Phase-equilibria Liquid Crystal Liquid Crystalline Polymers Lyotropic Macromolecules Main-chain Polymers Mesogens Molecular-weight Polymethylene Spacers Nanoparticles Nanotubes Photoinitiated Polymerization

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Kumar Thakur
    • 1
  • Michael R. Kessler
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical and Materials EngineeringWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical and Materials EngineeringWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

About the editors

Drs. Vijay Kumar Thakur and Michael R. Kessler are both at the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Oil, Gas & Geosciences


“As is true of liquid crystals in general, liquid crystal polymers (LCP), the subject of 20 chapters comprising this suitably conceived, professional-level survey of the field, are distinguished by their unique isotropic properties and molecular architecture. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, professionals/practitioners.” (L. W. Fine, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), June, 2016)