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Liquid Crystals

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: March 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511880834

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  • This is a new and greatly revised edition of Professor Chandrasekhar's classic book Liquid Crystals, first published in 1977. The subject of liquid crystals has grown into an exciting interdisciplinary research field with important practical applications. This book presents a systematic and self-contained treatment of the physics of the different types of thermotropic liquid crystals - the three classical types, nematic, cholesteric and smectic, and the newly discovered discotic type. Included is a description of the structures of these four main types and their polymorphic modifications, their thermodynamical, optical and mechanical properties and their behaviour under external fields. The basic principles underlying the major applications of liquid crystals in display technology and in thermography are also discussed. This book will be of great value to advanced students and researchers in condensed matter physics, chemical physics, materials science and technology with an interest in the physics, chemistry and applications of liquid crystals.

    • Exciting interdisciplinary field of research
    • Important practical applications, e.g. watches, calculators, pocket televisions
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    ' … Classic, reassuring, slightly old-fashioned air. It was concise and carefully worded, with plenty of black and white figures. In a fast moving field this will be a standard text for years to come.' Chemistry & Industry

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511880834
    • contains: 250 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Statistical theories of nematic order
    3. Continuum theories of the nematic state
    4. Cholesteric liquid crystals
    5. Smectic liquid crystals
    6. Discotic liquid crystals
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    S. Chandrasekhar

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