Textures of Liquid Crystals
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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achiral birefringence Blue Phases cell gap centers of mass Chem chevron chiral cholesteric phase columnar phase compound cooling crossed polarizers Cryst defects deformations Demus depicted in Fig Dierking direction of light director configuration discotic domain types electric field ferroelectric ferroelectric liquid crystal grain boundary Grandjean helical superstructure helix axis Heppke homeotropic boundary conditions isotropic isotropic melt J.W. Goodby Lett light propagation line pattern lyotropic mesogens molecules mosaic texture nematic phase observed oily streaks optic axis parallel permission of Taylor perpendicular phase exhibits phase transition Phys planar anchoring conditions planar boundary conditions polarizing microscopy rotation S.T. Lagerwall sample area Schematic illustration Schlieren texture screw dislocations selective reflection shown in Plate SmA phase smectic layer normal smectic layer plane soft crystal phases spontaneous polarization Stegemeyer structure substrate plane surfactant TGBA TGBC thermotropic tilt angle tion transition twist grain boundary uniform planar wavelength