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    Jiang, Ying Gao, Yiming Lin, Zirui Yan, Guiyang Wang, Jiwei and Li, Jiusheng 2018. Synthesis and characterisation of novel chiral smectic liquid crystalline elastomers containing menthol dimer-type side chain. Liquid Crystals, Vol. 45, Issue. 12, p. 1783.

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This book covers in-depth discussion of design principles, synthesis and thermal behavior of all types of liquid crystal (LC) dimers. The text presents recent advances in the field of LC dimers consisting of different mesogenic units such as calamitic, discotic and bent-core molecules. It starts with a chapter on the introduction of liquid crystal dimers, including their odd-even behavior, basic classification of dimers and common mesophases in dimers. The text shows how the molecular architectures are being used to develop new materials to study a range of interesting phenomena such as the biaxial nematic phase containing rod-like and disc-like mesogenic units. Finally, the text presents perspectives related to technological relevance of these dimers such as dopants in LC display mixtures exhibiting faster relaxation time, strong flexoelectric coupling and others to effect control over the properties of these materials.

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