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Liquid Crystals - S. Chandrasekhar

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Published: 25th January 1993
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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

Introduction
Statistical theories of nematic order
Continuum theories of the nematic state
Cholesteric liquid crystals
Smectic liquid crystals
Discotic liquid crystals
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521427418
ISBN-10: 052142741X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 25th January 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.99 x 15.57  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised