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Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals - Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments (Hardcover) Loot Price: R4,589
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Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals - Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments (Hardcover): Patrick Oswald,...

Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals - Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments (Hardcover)

Patrick Oswald, Pawel Pieranski

Series: Liquid Crystals Book Series

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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.

General

Imprint: Crc Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Liquid Crystals Book Series
Release date: December 2005
First published: 2005
Authors: Patrick Oswald • Pawel Pieranski
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 43mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 712
ISBN-13: 978-0-8493-9840-7
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Chemistry > Crystallography
Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics > States of matter > Condensed matter physics (liquids & solids)
Books > Science & Mathematics > Chemistry > Physical chemistry > General
LSN: 0-8493-9840-1
Barcode: 9780849398407

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