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One and Two Dimensional Fluids
Physical Properties of Smectic, Lamellar and Columnar Liquid Crystals
by Antal Jakli

One and Two Dimensional Fluids details the basic structures and properties of one- and two-dimensional fluids and the nature of phase transitions.

Features:

  • Offers an overview of properties and technological applications of one- and two-dimensional fluids, particularly in liquid crystal displays
  • Highlights "bent" or "banana" shaped smectics because of their novel and exciting chirality-polarity properties
  • Explores electric interactions significant to various display modes and biological phenomena
  • Supplies appendices that review fundamental concepts in organic chemistry, rheology, symmetry, dielectric spectroscopy, and other measurements important to structured fluids
  • Contains more than 150 figures and real-world examples that help readers to easily grasp ideas and visualize concepts
  • Provides 650 references leading to the most worthwhile sources for further study of any topic relating to self-organized fluids

Contents

Liquid Crystal Materials

  • Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Materials
  • Lyotropic Liquid Crystals
  • Other Lyotropic Phases
  • Amphotropic Liquid Crystals

Fluids with Reduced Dimensionality

  • Surfaces Effects on Anisotropic Fluids
  • Fluid Monolayers
  • Soap Films
  • Smectic Membranes
  • Fluid Foams
  • Fluid Fibers

Phase Transitions

  • Transition between the Minimal Surfaces of Soap Films
  • Landau Description of Phase Transitions
  • The I-N Transition
  • Molecular Approaches

Rheological Properties

  • Nematic Liquid Crystals
  • Cholesteric Liquid Crystals
  • Rheology of Smectic Liquid Crystals
  • Rheology of Columnar Liquid Crystals
  • Lyotropic Lamellar Systems
  • Soap Membranes
  • Rheology of Foams
  • Rheology at Surfaces

Optics of Anisotropic Materials

  • Achiral Materials
  • Helical and Chiral Structures
  • Experimental Methods to Measure Refractive Index and Birefringence

Defect Structures

  • Nematic Liquid Crystals
  • Smectic and Lamellar Liquid Crystals
  • Cholesteric Liquid Crystals
  • Defect Phases
  • Defect-Mediated Phase Transitions

Magnetic Properties

  • Isotropic Materials
  • Magnetic Properties of Liquid Crystals
  • Magnetic Field-Induced Director Deformation
  • Magnetic Effects in Liquid Crystals
  • Measurements of the Magnetic Susceptibility
  • Measurements of the Anisotropy of the Magnetic Susceptibility

Electrical Properties

  • Dielectrics
  • Relations between Microscopic and Macroscopic Parameters
  • Dielectric Spectroscopy
  • Dielectric Torque
  • Electric Conductivity
  • Piezoelectricity
  • Flexoelectricity
  • Ferroelectricity

Applications

  • Liquid Crystal Displays
  • Nondisplay Liquid Crystal Applications
  • Lyotropic Liquid Crystals and Life

Index

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One and Two Dimensional Fluids
Physical Properties of Smectic
Lamellar and Columnar Liquid Crystals
by Antal Jakli

2006 352 pages $148.95 + shipping
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