The Physics of Liquid Crystals
The first edition of this book has been an acknowledged classic since its publication in 1974. Its success and the great advances that have taken place in the ensuing years have made this new edition both welcome and necessary. New chapters describe the main types and properties of liquid crystals in terms of the new phases discovered since the middle of the 1970s, and advances in the understanding of local order and the nature of isotropic to nematic transition. There is an extensive discussion of the symmetry, and macroscopic and dynamic properties of smectics and columnar phases, and their defects, illustrated with numerous descriptions of experimental arrangements. The final chapter is devoted to phase transitions in smectics, including the celebrated analogy between Smectic A and superconductors. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on order-of-magnitude considerations. Its topicality and breadth of coverage will ensure that The Physics of Liquid Crystals remains an indispensable guide for students and researchers alike.
Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire
Aucun commentaire n'a été trouvé aux emplacements habituels.
STATIC DISTORTIONS IN A NEMATIC
DEFECTS AND TEXTURES IN NEMATICS
DYNAMICAL PROPERTIES OF NEMATICS
MACROSCOPIC BEHAVIOUR OF SMECTICS
Autres éditions - Tout afficher
alignment allows angle assume axis calculation called Chapter cholesteric coefficients columnar phases compared consider constant corresponds critical Cryst defined density dependence derived described direction director disclination discussed dislocation distortion domain effects elastic electric energy Equation existence experimental experiments expression fact field flow fluctuations force free energy frequency function geometry give given important integral interesting involves isotropic layers length Lett light limit liquid crystals magnetic measurements molecular molecules nematic normal Note observed obtained optical orientation parallel parameter Paris phase Phys plane polarization positive possible problem properties reference region relation requires respect result rotation sample scattering shown similar simple situation smectic solution stress structure surface symmetry temperature texture thickness tilt transition twist typical unit values vector wall wave wavevector
Tous les résultats Google Recherche de Livres »
Physical Review: General physics. A, Volume 37,Pages 1059 à 2258
Aucun aperçu disponible - 1988