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Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments

Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments (Paperback)

By Oswald, Patrick
By Pieranski, Pawel

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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. Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical ...Properties Illustrated by Experiments is a result of personal research and of the graduate lectures given by the authors at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon and the University of Paris VII, respectively. The book examines lamellar (smectic) and columnar liquid crystals, which, in addition to orientational order, possess 1D, 2D or 3D positional order. This volume illustrates original physical concepts using methodically numerous experiments, theoretical developments, and diagrams. Topics include rheology and plasticity, ferroelectricity, analogies with superconductors, hexatic order and 2D-melting, equilibrium shapes, facetting, and the Mullins-Sekerka instability, as well as phase transitions in free films and membrane vibrations. Nematic and cholesteric liquid crystals are covered by the authors in a separate volume entitled Nematic and Cholesteric Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments. Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals is an ideal introduction and a valuable source of reference for theoretical and experimental studies of advanced students and researchers in liquid crystals, condensed matter physics, and materials science.
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ISBN 9780367391607
Released AU 9 Dec 2005
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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Series Liquid Crystals Book Series
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ISBN-13 9780367391607
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint CRC Press
Released 9 Dec 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Oswald, Patrick
By Pieranski, Pawel
Series Liquid Crystals Book Series
Category Condensed Matter Physics (Liquids & Solids)
Physical Chemistry
Crystallography
Number of Pages 712
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Dewey Code 530.429
Weight 1,315g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Liquid crystals
NBS Text Chemistry
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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