International School of Liquid Crystals

8th  Workshop

 

Italian Liquid Crystal Society : 5th National Meeting   

 

Erice, Centro E. Majorana July 10 - 14,  2002

 

 

Directors of the Workshop: F. Simoni,  P. Pasini, C. Zannoni

 

 

July 11

 

Afternoon:  Arrival

 

21.15:  Welcome Reception  at the Marsala Lecture Hall (S. Rocco)

 

July 12

9.00 – 9.15

                    

 

Welcome

9.15 – 9.45

S. Žumer

Pseudo Casimir effect in chiral smectic and nematic phases

9.45 – 10.05

S. Soria

Laser Ablated Nanostructures for Effective Liquid Crystals Alignment

10.05 – 10.25

G. Russo

Optical control of molecular dynamics in nematic liquid crystals

10.25 – 10.45

G. Strangi

Unipolar ”V-shaped” Response in Sm-C* Liquid Crystals Bounded By Electrochromic Film

10.45 –12.00

 

Coffee break and posters

12.00 – 12.30

G. Abbate

Photonic devices using liquid crystals

12.30 – 13.00

B.  Piccirillo

Conferimento Premio SICL per tesi di Dottorato:

“Orbital and spin photon angular momentum in

Liquid Crystals and Applications”

 

 

Lunch Break

 

15.30 – 16.00

S. Slussarenko

Non-local photorefractive effect in pure nematics

16.00 – 16.20

D. Frezzato

Estimation of viscoelastic parameters of liquid crystals and membrane vesicles by means of transverse nuclear spin relaxation

16.20 – 16.40

M. Pretti

Polymer Solution Models with Anisotropic Phases.

16.40 –18.00

 

Coffee break and posters

18.00 – 18.30

R. Barberi

Nematic textural transitions with topology variation

18.30 – 18.50

R. Rosso

Stati biassici in celle nematiche: validita` del vincolo di Lyuksyutov.

 

July 13

 

9.00 – 9.30

L. Andreozzi

Relaxation processes and optical writing on LC azobenzene polymers

9.30 – 9.50

S. Residori

Enhancement of light induced reorientation in dye doped liquid crystals

9.50 – 10.10

P. Puglisi

Photorefractive-Like Gratings and Charge Transport Analysis in Pure Nematic Liquid Crystal Cells due to Photoelectric Activation of the Polymer-Liquid Crystal Interface

10.10 –11.00

 

Coffee break and posters

11.00 – 13.00

 

Assemblea

 

 

Lunch Break

 

15.30 – 16.00

C. Oldano

Open problems in the optics of crystals.

16.00 – 16.30

D. Pucci

Liquid – Crystalline mesophases based on coordination compounds.

16.30 – 16.50

R. Asquini

Optical characterisation at wavelength of 1549 nm of switchable POLICRYPS diffraction gratings.

16.50 – 18.00

 

Coffee break and posters

18.00 – 18.30

A. Arcioni

ESR studies of order and dynamics in a nematic liquid crystal containing a dispersed aerosil.

18.30 – 19.00

L. Cristofolini

Studies of photoinduced changes in liquid crystalline polymers.

 

July 14: Departure