Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101045361998Liquid Crystals IIElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to teach to structure of the liquid crystal materials, properties and applications in detail
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Özgür MASALCI
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to learn cholesteric liquid crystal structure
2Being able to learn smectic liquid crystals
3Being able to learn application of thermooptic field
4Being able to learn application of electrooptic and other fields
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Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Cholesteric Liquid Crystals, Smectic Liquid Crystals, Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Liquid Crystal Polymers, Thermooptic and electrooptic applications
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Cholesteric Liquid Crystals, optical properties
2Disclinations, Grandjean-Cano walls, λ, τ ve χ disclinations
3Leslie’s theory of thermomechanical coupling
4Flow properties, flow along the helical axis, flow normal to the helical axis
5Distortions of the structure by external fields
6Some factors influencing the pitch: temperature, pressure, composition
7Applications
8Mid-term exam
9Extension of the Maier-Saupe theory to smectic
10Static and dynamic distortions in smectic A, continuum theory of smectic A
11Fluctuations and Rayleigh scattering, the smectic A-nematic transition, pretransition effects in the nematic phase
12The smectic A-smectic C transition, the chiral smectics
13Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Liquid Crystal Polymers
14Smectic, nematic, chiral nematic displays
15Thermooptic, electrooptic and other applications
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
-H. Stegemeyer(eds), Liquid Crystals, Steinkopff Darmstadt, 1994 -P. G. de Gennes, The Physics of Liquid Crystals, Clarendon Press-Oxford, 1993 -H. Yurtseven, N. Kazancı, E. Kilit Doğan, Ö. Masalcı, Sıvı Kristaller ve Moleküler Kristallerde Hal Değişimleri, Ege Üniversitesi Yayınları, İzmir 2014
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Report Preparation23060
Report Presentation212
Individual Study for Mid term Examination16060
Individual Study for Final Examination17070
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)238
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