Polarized Spectroscopy of Ordered Systems

  • Bruno Samori’
  • Erik W. Thulstrup

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 242)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Erik W. Thulstrup, Josef Michl
    Pages 1-24
  3. Josef Michl, Erik W. Thulstrup
    Pages 25-55
  4. H.-G. Kuball, H. Friesenhan, A. Schönhofer
    Pages 85-104
  5. Bengt Nordén, Mats Jonsson, Björn Åkerman, Jerker Nordh
    Pages 197-209
  6. J. A. Schellman
    Pages 231-274
  7. Wm. E. Mickols, J. D. Corbett, M. F. Maestre
    Pages 297-312
  8. Carlos Bustamante, Myeonghee Kim, David A. Beach
    Pages 313-356
  9. Carlos Bustamante, David Keller, Myeonghee Kim
    Pages 357-380
  10. H.-G. Kuball, A. Schönhofer
    Pages 391-420
  11. A. Arcioni, R. Tarroni, C. Zannoni
    Pages 421-453
  12. Marnix van Gurp, Herman van Langen, Gijs van Ginkel, Yehudi K. Levine
    Pages 455-489
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 569-578

About this book


Ordered systems exhibit physical properties and behavior unknown in media where structural ordering and organization do not take place. In ordered systems special correlations between molecules exist and the results are remarkable properties: the functional order of biological systems, the electrooptical and mechanical proper­ ties of liquid crystalline materials and stretched polymers are just a few examples. New methods and techniques in optical spectroscopy have recently been developed to study ordered systems and guest molecules. This stimulated the organization of a NATO Advanced Study Institute bringing together chemists and physicists from optical spectroscopy, materials science, and biology. Thereby a unifying and interdisciplinary survey of possible applications of spectroscopy with polarized light to ordered systems, such as liquid crystals, stretched polymers, polymeric liquid crystals, and membranes, was achieved. The interdisciplinary approach of the meeting is reflected in the book. Different aspects of the same topic are often treated in several chapters all through the book. Therefore, each reader should look for the contributions which serves his needs, even if this means that some chapters will be skipped. The Advanced Study Institute, "New Developments in Polarized Spectroscopy of Ordered Systems", was the first scientific event of the celebrations of the 900th anniversary of the University of Bologna. The international and multidisciplinary approach of this ASI well converged in the tradition of the "Studium" at Bologna.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bruno Samori’
    • 1
  • Erik W. Thulstrup
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Royal Danish School of Educational StudiesDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7866-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3039-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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