European Conference on Liquid Crystals

 

Sesto (Italy) February 27 – March 4, 2005

 

 

Sunday, February 27

 

Arrival and Registration

19.30:  Welcome Reception  at the Sexten Haus

 

Monday,  February 28

 

 8.30 – 8.40  

 

Welcome

Session 1

 

Chairman D. Finotello

 8.40 –  9.30

PL1
H.W. Spiess

Self Assembly of Nanostructured Systems as Revealed by Advanced Nmr

 9.309.50

O1
B. Zalar

Deuteron NMR Study of The Nematic-Paranematic Transition in Liquid Single Crystal Elastomers

 9.5010.10

O2
C. Cruz

Deuterium NMR Study of Local Molecular Reorientations in The Biaxial Nematic Phase of an Organosiloxane Tetrapode

 10.10 – 10.30

O3
M. Ghelmez

Laser Studies Of Some Biological Membrane Components In the Liquid Crystal State

 

10.30 – 11.00

 

Coffee Break

 

Session 2

 

Chairman: C. Versace

11.0011.20

O4
S.H. Lee

Liquid Crystal Display Modes for High Image Quality: IPS vs. FFS

11.2011.40

O6
M. Tomilin

The New Principle of Laser Projection Display Based on LC SLM

11.40 – 12.00

O18
L. Andreozzi
Heterogeneities in the Dynamics of a Molecular Tracer in Nematic Azobenzene Polymers

12.00 12.20

P15
M. Buscaglia
The Origin of Memory in Nematics with Quenched Disorder

 

 

 

Break

 

Session 3

 

Chairman: Anca Alexe-Ionescu

17.00 – 17.30

I2
O. Francescangeli
A Novel Nematic Mesophase with  Ferroelectric Properties in Banana-Shaped Mesogens

17.30 – 17.50

O7
J. Connolly

Liquid Crystalline Phases in Low Concentration Dispersions of Clays in Non-Mesogenic Solvents

17.50 – 18.10

O8
D. Guillon
Self-assembling Properties of Janus-diblock Fluorinated Supermolecules

18.10 – 18.30

O9
C.F.J. Faul
Liquid-Crystalline Materials via the Ionic Self-Assembly Route

18.30 – 18.50

O10
O. Lafuente
Thermoreversible Cholesteric Gels of Chiral Gelators and 4-cyano-4’-(pentyl)biphenyl

21.00 – 22.45

                    

 

Poster Session : P1 - P44 (pdf)

 

Tuesday,  March 1

 

 

Session 4

 

Chairman: A. Petrov

 8.30 –  9.00

I3
N.J. Motttram

Seeding of the Nematic-Isotropic Phase Transition by an Electric Field in Confined Geometries

 9.00 –  9.20

O11
A. Majumdar

Bistability in Polyhedral Geometries

 9.20 –  9.40

O12
F. Bisi

Order Reconstruction and Molecular Reorientation In Freedericks Transitions

 9.40 – 10.00

O13
H. Ayeb

Effect of Surface Treatment on the Electric Field Induced Biaxial Order Reconstruction in Nematic Liquid Crystal

10.00 – 10.20

O14
S. Joly

Zenithal and Azimuthal Gliding of the Easy Axis Under Strong Torques

 

10.20 – 10.50

 

Coffee Break

 

Session 5

 

Chairman: D. Pucci

10.50 – 11.20

I4
J.L. Serrano

New H-bonded LC based on banana-shape structures

11.20 – 11.40

O15
L. Cseh

The Synthesis and Characterisation of Nematic Gold Nanoparticles

11.40 – 12.00

O16
D. Janietz
Hydrogen Bonded Threeblock Mesogens

12.00 – 12.20

O17
R. Martin-Rapun
Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Fluorinated Dendrimers

12.2012.40

O5
L. Komitov
Is There any Future for Applications of Chiral Liquid Crystal Phases in Liquid Crystal Displays and Devices ?

 

 

 

 Break

 

 

Session 6

 

Chairman: T. Bellini

17.0 – 17.30

I5
L. Evangelista

Orientational states and Elastic Description of a Liquid-Crystalline Membrane

17.30 – 17.50

O19 
M. Simões

A Geometric Approach to the Liquid Crystalline Order Parameter

17.50 – 18.10

O20
F. Mercuri
Calorimetric Study of the Nematic –Isotropic Transition in a 8CB Aerosil Mixture Under an Applied Electric Field

18.10 – 18.30

O21
G. Cordoyannis
Investigation of the Orientational Order near the SmA-SmC* Phase Transition of Liquid Crystal Compounds Confined by Aerosil Networks

18.30 – 18.50

O22
S.  Kralj
Imry-Ma Pattern of the Perturbed Smectic A Phase

 

 

 

21.00 – 22.45

                     

 

Walk in the snow to Fiscalina Valley


 

 

Wednesday,  March 2

 

 

 

 

Session 7

 

Chairman: W. Otowksi

 8.40 –  9.30

PL2
O. Lavrentovich

Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals: Self-Assembly and Emerging Optical and Biosensing Applications

 9.30 – 9.50

O23
M. Škarabot

Laser Trapping of Small Colloidal Particles in a Nematic LC: Clouds and Ghosts

 9.50 – 10.10

O24
N.W. Roberts

The Vertebrate Visual System - Liquid Crystal Optics in Theory and Experiment

10.10 – 10.30

O25
P.V. Dolganov

Director Configuration and Formation of Superstructures from Inclusions in Smectic Membranes

 

10.30 – 11.00

 

Coffee Break

 

Session 8

 

Chairman: A. d’Alessandro

11.00 – 11.30

I6
H.F. Gleeson

Laser Manipulation in Liquid Crystal Systems

11.30 – 11.50

O26
A. Fratalocchi
Light Localization and Nonlinear Steering in Liquid Crystal Arrays

11.5012.10

O27 
M.A. Geday
Relaxation of Surface Stabilised Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals at Video Frequency

12.1012.30

O28
S.A. Jewell
Optical Characterization of the Reorientation Process in a Dual Frequency HAN Cell

 

 

 

 Break

 

 

Session 9

 

Chairman: S. Shiyanovskii

17.0017.30

I7
M. Conradi

Free Standing Smectic Films: Phase Sequences and 2D Colloidal Dispersions

17.3018.00

I8
R. Stannarius

Tunes of A Liquid Chord: Mechanical Properties of Freely Suspended LC Filaments

18.00 – 18.20

O29
M. Nobili

Static Friction, Stick-Slip and Creep Dynamics of a Nematic Disclination on a Rough Surface

18.20 – 18.40

O30
I.I. Smalyukh
Colloidal Interactions and Defect Line Tension in Liquid Crystals Studied Using Laser Tweezers and Fluorescence Confocal Polarizing Microscopy

18.40 – 19.00

O31
E. Lacaze

Topological Evolution of Defects with Temperature and Anchoring Breaking in Smectic Thin Films

 

 

 

Session 10

 

 

21.00 – 21.30

I9

T.J. Sluckin

Episodes from the History of Liquid Crystals

21.30 – 22.45

                    

 

Poster Session :  P45 - P88 (pdf)

 

 

Thursday,  March 3

 

 

 

 

Session 11

 

Chairman: S. Zumer

 8.40 –  9.30

PL3 
C. Zannoni

Computer Simulations of Bulk and Nanoconfined Liquid Crystals

 9.30 – 9.50

O32 M.A. Bates

Inducing the Biaxial Nematic Phase in Rod-Disc Dimer Systems

 9.50 – 10.10

O33
A.V. Emelyanenko

Theory of the Intermediate Smectic Phases and their Helical Rotation

10.10 – 10.30

O34
A.G. Vanakaras

Molecular Theory of Dendritic Liquid Crystals: Self-Organization and Phase Transitions

 

10.30 – 11.00

 

Coffee Break

 

Session 12

 

Chairman: D. Guillon

11.0011.30

I10
E.  Samulski

Biaxial Thermotropic Nematic Liquid Crystals

11.3011.50

O35
H. Kresse
Dynamics In Samples Showing The SmCPA/B7 Transition

11.50 – 12.10

O36
R.A. Reddy
Banana-Shaped Mesogens: Field-Induced Switching of Suprastructural Chirality

12.10 – 12.30

O37
A. Van-Quynh
1H NMR Relaxation Study of Molecular Dynamics in the Mesophases of PAMAM Liquid Crystalline Dendrimers of Generation 1 and 3

 

 

 

 Break

 

17.00 – 18.30

 

Poster Session : P89 –  P126 (pdf)

 

 

 

20.00 – 22.00

                    

 

Social Dinner at Refuge Monte Elmo


 

 

 

Friday,  March 4

 

 

 

 

Session 13

 

Chairman: G. Abbate

 8.30 –  9.00

I11
R. Sambles

Microwaves, Metal Slits and Liquid Crystals

 9.00 –  9.30

I12
P. Rudquist

On Surface-Stabilized OAFLCs and V-FLCs

 9.30 –  9.50

O38
M.L. Ermold

Virtual Spherical Mirrors Fabricated in Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Films

 9.50 – 10.10

O39
S. Residori

Optical Solitons in Liquid-Crystal-Light-Valve Experiments

 

10.10 – 10.30

 

Coffee Break

 

Session 14

 

Chairman: F. Simoni

10.30 – 11.00

I13
G. Strangi

DFB Micro-Laser Array: Helixed Liquid Crystals Embedded in Holographically Sculptured Polymeric Microcavities

11.00 – 11.30

I14
L. Blinov

A Nematic Liquid Crystal as an Amplifying Replica of a Holographic Polarization Grating

11.30 – 11.50

O40
M. Čopič
Electro-Optical Properties of In-Plane Switched Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals

11.50 – 12.10

O41
M. Kaczmarek
The Role of Photoconductivity in Two-Beam Coupling in Liquid Crystal-Polymer Structures

12.10 – 12.30

O42 
E. Ouskova
Evolution of Light-Induced Anchoring in Dye-Doped Nematics: Model and Experiment

 

12.3012.40

 

Closing of ECLC 2005