Liquid Crystals of One- and Two-Dimensional Order

Proceedings of the Conference on Liquid Crystals of One- and Two-Dimensional Order and Their Applications, Garmisch- Partenkirchen, Federal Republic of Germany, January 21–25, 1980

  • Editors
  • W. Helfrich
  • G. Heppke
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Ordered Smectic Phases and Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. Demus, J. W. Goodby, G. W. Gray, H. Sackmann
      Pages 31-33
    3. R. Blinc, M. Luzar, J. Seliger, M. Vilfan, V. Rutar
      Pages 34-46
    4. J. J. Benattar, F. Moussa, M. Lambert, A. M. Levelut
      Pages 49-49
    5. A. J. Dianoux, F. Volino
      Pages 50-50
    6. G. Albertini, B. Dubini, S. Melone, M. G. Ponzi-Bossi, F. Rustichelli
      Pages 52-52
    7. G. Albertini, B. Dubini, S. Melone, F. Rustichelli, G. Torquati
      Pages 53-56
    8. P. Keller, A. Zann, J. C. Dubois, J. Billard
      Pages 57-61
    9. A. M. Levelut, F. Moussa, M. Lambert, B. Dorner
      Pages 62-62
  3. A and C Smectic Phases and Structures

  4. Defects, Elasticity, and Rheology of Smectics

  5. Special Phase Transitions: Smectic A1-Smectic A2, Reentrant Nematic, and Nematic-Isotropic

  6. Cholesterics and Electrooptical Applications of Nonnematics

About these proceedings


This conference on liquid crystals of one- and two-dimensional order and their applications is the third in a series of European conferences devoted mainly to smectic liquid crystals. Its purpose was to bring together people working on the frontiers of the field of liquid crystals. Ordinary nematic liquid crystals were left out in order to limit the size of the meeting. The number of registered participants still reached 148. The conference shed new light on the classification of smectic mesophases, especially through the interaction of the Halle (GDR) and Hull (England) groups. It saw lively discussions on the famous blue phase of cholesterics. There were illuminating presentations on lyotropic nematic liquid crystals, on reentrant nematics, mesomorphic polymer phases, and related subjects. Much room was given to bilayers, monolayers, and interfaces, mostly to further the use of the concepts and methods of liquid crystal physics in exploring bio­ membranes. Other topics were device applications of smectic and cholesteric liquid crystals and nematic polymers, both of which hold promise of techno­ logical breakthroughs, apart from their scientific interest.


Diffusion NMR crystal crystal structure dispersion elasticity electron liquid crystal neutron diffraction phase transition polymer rheology scattering spectroscopy structure

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67850-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67848-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6218
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