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|Title:||Key developments in ionic liquid crystals||Authors:||Alvarez Fernandez, Alexandra
Kouwer, Paul H. J.
|Keywords:||Ionic Liquid Crystals
|Issue Date:||2016||Source:||Alvarez Fernandez, A., & Kouwer, P. (2016). Key Developments in Ionic Liquid Crystals. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17(5), 731-. doi:10.3390/ijms17050731||Series/Report no.:||International Journal of Molecular Sciences||Abstract:||Ionic liquid crystals are materials that combine the classes of liquid crystals and ionic liquids. The first one is based on the multi-billion-dollar flat panel display industry, whilst the latter quickly developed in the past decades into a family of highly-tunable non-volatile solvents. The combination yields materials with a unique set of properties, but also with many challenges ahead. In this review, we provide an overview of the key concepts in ionic liquid crystals, particularly from a molecular perspective. What are the important molecular parameters that determine the phase behavior? How should they be introduced into the molecules? Finally, which other tools does one have to realize specific properties in the material?||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/88472
|ISSN:||1661-6596||DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms17050731||Rights:||© 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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