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Physical Properties of Liquid Crystals

George W. Gray (Editor), Volkmar Vill (Editor), Hans W. Spiess (Editor), Dietrich Demus (Editor), John W. Goodby (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-61395-3
522 pages
August 2009
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Description

This handbook is a unique compendium of knowledge on all aspects of the physics of liquid crystals. In over 500 pages it provides detailed information on the physical properties of liquid crystals as well as the recent theories and results on phase transitions, defects and textures of different types of liquid crystals.
An in-depth understanding of the physical fundamentals is a prerequisite for everyone working in the field of liquid crystal research. With this book the experts as well as graduate students entering the field get all the information they need.
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Table of Contents

Introduction (Gray)
Nomenclature and Classification of Liquid Crystals (Goodby)
Continuum Theory (Leslie)
Molecular Statistical Theories (Osipov)
Molecular Modeling
Physical Properties (Dunmur)
Phase Transitions (Barois)
Defects and Textures (Bouligand)
Viscosity (Schneider)
Behavior of Liquid Crystals in Electric and Magnetic Fields (Bolinov)
Surface Alignment Interactions (Jerome)
Ultrasonic Properties (Kapustina)
Non-Linear Properties (Palffy-Muhoray)
Diffusion in Liquid Crystals (Noack)
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