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Liquid Crystals - S. Chandrasekhar


Published: 26th November 1992
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This new and greatly revised edition of Professor Chandrasekhar's classic book Liquid Crystals (1977) presents a systematic and self-contained treatment of the physics of the different types of thermotropic liquid crystals--the three classical types, nematic, cholosteric and smectic, composed of rod-shaped molecules, and the newly discovered discotic type composed of disc-shaped molecules. The coverage includes a description of the structures of these four main types and their polymorphic modifications, their thermodynamical, optical and mechanical properties and their behavior under external fields. The basic principles underlying the major applications of liquid crystals in display technology (for example, the twisted and super-twisted nematic devices, the surface stabilized ferroelectric device, etc.) and in thermography are also discussed.

' ... 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

Statistical theories of nematic order
Continuum theories of the nematic state
Cholesteric liquid crystals
Smectic liquid crystals
Discotic liquid crystals
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ISBN: 9780521417471
ISBN-10: 0521417473
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 26th November 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised