Physics of Liquid Crystalline Materials

Physics of Liquid Crystalline Materials

By: Chor-San Heng Khoo (author)Hardback

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Intended for all those studying liquid crystals, this reference book offers a basic treatment of liquid crystals and liquid crystalline materials that involve both microscopic and macroscopic properties. Topics discussed range from the fundamentals of liquid crystalline physics to recent advances in research. The text encompasses Raman, IR, fluorescence, and NMR spectroscopies, electron spin resonance in liquid crystals and X-ray diffraction methods of structure determination.Especially important are the chapters covering the emerging fields of research, including surface effects and nonlinear optical phenomena of nematic liquid crystals.


Part 1 Microscopic properties: structure of mesophases - X-ray diffraction, P.Mariani et al; quasielastic neutron scattering of thermotropic liquid crystals, B.Rosi; pair potentials and simulation of nematic mesophases, S.Romano; phase transitions, C.Giannessi; raman, infrared and fluorescence spectoscopy of liquid crystals, M.P.Fontana; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of liquid crystals, G.Chidichimo and A.Golemme; electron spin resonance in liquid crystals, D.Leproni. Part 2 Collective phenomena: elastic properties of nematic liquid crystals, G.Barbero and R.Barberi; variational calculus and simple applications of continuum theory, R.Barberi and G.Barbero; Freedericksz transition, A.Strigazzi; hydrodynamics of liquid crystals, L.Fronzoni; anchoring effects in nematic liquid crystals, S.Faetti; linear optics, P.Allia et al; nonlinear optical phenomena in nematics, F.Simoni; polymeric liquid crystals, E.Marsano and B.Valenti. Part 3 Special topics: static and dynamic properties of micellar solutions, M.Corti and L.Cantu; model membranes - X-ray diffraction methods for structure determination, P.Mariani; NMR studies of liquid crystals - the thermotropics, C.A.Veracini and P.Marzola;orientational disorder and dynamics in liquid crystalline and plastic mesophases studied with MSR and NMR, M.Ricco and Renzi; the role of the angular momentum of light in optical reorientation of liquid crystals, E.Santamato; rheology of layered liquid crystals, N.Scaramuzza and V.Carbone; light scattering in liquid crystals, F.P.Nicoletta et al.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9782881244810
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 549
  • ID: 9782881244810
  • weight: 953
  • ISBN10: 2881244815

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