Textures of Liquid Crystals

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John Wiley & Sons, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 218 pages
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A unique compendium of knowledge on all aspects of the texture of liquid crystals, providing not just detailed information on texture formation and determination, but also an in-depth discussion of different characterization methods.

Experts as well as graduates entering the field will find all the information they need in this handbook, while the magnitude of the color images make it valuable hands-on-reference.

 

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Contents

Surface Anchoring and Elasticity
21
The Blue Phases
43
The Nematic and Cholesteric Phases
51
Twist Grain Boundary Phases
75
The Fluid Smectic Phases
91
The SmC Subphases
123
Soft Crystal Phases and Crystallization
141
Appendix A
155
Index 213
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