Nematic and Cholesteric Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments

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CRC Press, 28 févr. 2005 - 648 pages
Liquid crystals allow us to perform experiments that provide insight into fundamental problems of modern physics, such as phase transitions, frustration, elasticity, hydrodynamics, defects, growth phenomena, and optics (linear and non linear). This excellent volume meets the need for an up-to-date text on liquid crystals.Nematic and Cholesteric Liq
 

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Table des matières

Foreword XXI
OVERVIEW
short and longdistance order 20
Chapter A III
calamitic molecules 46
Chapter B I Structure and dielectric properties of the nematic phase
Frederiks transition and light scattering
Appendix
free energy 296
300
instability 323
Chapter Anchoring and anchoring transitions of nematics on solid
grounds 467
crawling and cholesteric spirals 477
HelfrichHurault
a second example of a frustrated mesophase

determining the Miesowicz viscosities 201
a Miesowicz geometry 222
242
anisotropy 251
255
Chapter B IV
Hornreich and Shtrikman 512
Chapter B IX Overview of growth phenomena and the MullinsSekerka
and constitutional superheating criteria 563
Subject index 597
Author index 611

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