Liquid crystalline state
Structure of liquid crystal phases; mixtures; liquid crystalline materials; direct influence of an electric field on the structure of liquid crystals.
Properties of the materials
Dielectric permittivity; electrical conductivity; optical anisotropy and dichroism; viscoelastic properties.
Structure of surface layers; surface energy; cells and orientation.
Electrooptical effects due to the uniform distortion of nematic liquid crystals
Electrically controlled birefringence; twist-effect; supertwist effects; "guest-host" effect; the flexoelectric effect; reflectivity in an electric field; field behavior of the isotropic phase; electric field effects in nematic polymers; electrooptical properties of polymer dispersed liquid crystal films.
Modulated and nonuniform structures in nematic liquid crystals
Orientational modulated structures; electrohydrodynamic modulated structures; nematics in spatially nonuniform fields.
Electrooptical properties of cholesterics and nonferroelectric smectics
The pitch of helix and the optical properties of cholesterics; field-induced dielectric instabilities of cholesterics; electrohydrodynamic instabilities in cholesterics; flexoelectric effects; electrooptical effects in blue phases; electric field behavior of nonferroelectric smectics.
Ferroelectric liquid crystals
The physical properties of ferroelectric liquid crystals; methods of measurement; electrooptical effects in ferroelectric liquid crystals; ferroelectric liquid crystal polymers.
Applications of electrooptical liquid crystalline materials
Displays; optical data-processing devices; other applications.