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Liquid Crystal Resources

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Selected Local and Internet Sites

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Listing of databases available at the Chemistry/Physics Library

e-ROS: Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
e-EROS offers systematic and exhaustive coverage of reagents used in organic synthesis. Classical reagents, new "designer" reagents and catalysts are included. Search by CAS numbers or InChI’s or InChI Keys, authors with full-text links to their articles, keywords and phrases, reagent or reaction name, citation information, or structure, and more.

Electronic Book Center (OhioLINK)
Contains thousands of scholarly and reference e-books in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK)
Full-text coverage of selected journals in the areas of arts, humanities, math, medicine, science, engineering, computer science, and social sciences. This link gives the current status of access to EJC titles. For some, links are provided through publishers' web sites.

Official web site of LCI and the CPIP graduate program.

List of dissertations and theses written by students in the Liquid Crystal Institute, found in KentLINK.

LiqCryst 4.6
Database of liquid crystalline compounds --containing entries for more than 75,000 compounds compiled from about 16,500 references. Includes chemical structures and physical data such as transition temperatures, enthalpies, elastic constants and other properties of currently known thermotropic liquid crystals.

A database of of approximately 75,000 thermotropic liquid crystals, which contains free access to the chemical structures and registration numbers of compounds found in LiqCryst 3.2. It also includes 17,000 references from journals, books, conferences, patents and proceedings and Ph.D. theses.

List of resources in KentLINK with the keywords of liquid crystals.

List of records for items in KentLINK with the subject of liquid crystals.

Searchable database of material data sheets. Search by physical properties, alloy composition, material type, polymer manufacturer and/or tradename, and metal UNS number. Advanced search features available for users who register.

A standard handbook with methods and techniques for studying enzymes. DNA, RNA, biophysical, biochemical and biotechnological topics are also included.

SciFinder Web Version (1907 - Current)
Online version of SciFinder Scholar which includes access to patent and journal literature in most scientific disciplines, Substance information, chemical reactions, regulated chemicals information, commercially available substances are also available. Searches simultaneously the following sources: Chemical AbstractsPlus; CAS REGISTRY; CHEMLIST; CHEMCATS -Online Chemical Catalogs File, MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE 1958- present. Substructure and exact structure searching are available. Use the link below to create your account.
Create SciFinder Web Version account

Scopus (1996 - Current)
Scopus is a database that gives author and journal ranking analysis. It works in a similar way to ISI Web of Science and its Citation Indexes. While Scopus does cover many journals that ISI does not, the strongest coverage in the sciences. Scopus uses its H index as a measure of citations for journals and authors.
Scopus Searching LibGuide

Represents professionals in all of the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing, and sales.

A listing of conferences and meetings related to display technologies.

Search journals, proceedings and symposia of the SID.

Browse by year, by volume number, or by meeting, with links to more than 4,300 Proceedings and more than 150,000 abstracts. Or search SPIE's InCite® publications database. Items may be purchased; check with Chemistry/Physics Library staff for document delivery options.

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Simulation Sites

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Use of liquid crystals in lasers.

Introduction to different types of liquid crystal displays.

Illustrated discussion of the properties of liquid crystals.

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Research Groups

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Archived newsletters from ALCOM.

Describes the work of Dr. Rainer Macdonald and his research group. Among the research activities are the investigation, development and application of new organic materials and material systems with improved optical, nonlinear optical and electro-optical properties. Materials under investigation are liquid crystals, polymers and low molar mass anisotropic glasses.

Multi-institutional, interdisciplinary center for advanced research and development of liquid crystal optoelectronic materials, technology, and consumer products. Participants include Kent State University (KSU), Case Western Reserve University, and University of Akron. Housed at the Liquid Crystal Institute of KSU.

Web site of the college, with information on educational and research opportunities, faculty and more.

Research in the areas of liquid crystals, colloids, self-assembly, macromolecular crowding, protein crystallization, microfluidics, granular rods, electrorheological fluids, virus suspensions, biopolymers, macromolecular suspensions, instabilities in liquid crystals, electro-optics of liquid crystals and more.

Studies condensed matter physics to seek an understanding of the macroscopic behavior of condensed matter from their microscopic interactions and symmetries through experiments. Links to other research groups and more.

Web site for the department, providing information on educational and research programs and more.

Contains information about the Society, meetings, news, and more.

Contains information about meetings, research, and resources related to liquid crystals.

Contains information about research, meetings, jobs, and links to liquid crystal related resources

Web site of KSU's Liquid Crystal Institute. Provides information about educational and research opportunities and more.

Research in the area of physics of soft condensed matter/complex fluids, and liquid crystals.

Contains information about current research in the area of liquid crystals, as well as a tutorial for non-scientists and more.

Contains information about current research, links to abstracts from Society journals, career opportunities and more.

Contains information about research in the area of liquid crystals and related disciplines, including instrumentationa and optics.

Contains information about current research, including continuum mechanics and liquid crystals.

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Selected Liquid Crystal Full-text Books

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Full-text of the report of the Board on Physics and Astronomy. Describes progress in the fields of condensed matter and materials physics.

Full-text of the 1990 report of the Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, describing research and recommendations in the area of polymer liquid crystals.

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