Our two new books, titled “Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Volume 1–Structure and Chemistry” and “Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Volume 2–Processing and Applications” edited by Vijay Kumar Thakur and Michael R. Kessler have just been published. Each volume contains about 20 chapters and each is over 500 pages long. Here are descriptions of the two volumes from the publishers website:
Volume 1: 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.
Volume 2: This book introduces various applications of liquid crystalline polymers as the emerging new class of high performance novel materials. The authors detail the advantageous properties of these LCs including optical anisotropic, transparency and easy control over structure. This interdisciplinary work includes valuable input from international projects with special focus on the use of liquid crystalline polymers and/or nanocomposites.
Read more at the Springer book site here.