Defects in Liquid Crystals: Computer Simulations, Theory and Experiments

  • Oleg D. Lavrentovich
  • Paolo Pasini
  • Claudio Zannoni
  • Slobodan Žumer

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. H. Stark, A. Borštnik, S. Žumer
    Pages 37-85
  3. C. Chiccoli, P. Pasini, I. Feruli, C. Zannoni
    Pages 87-112
  4. R. A. Pelcovits, J. L. Billeter, A. M. Smondyrev, G. B. Loriot
    Pages 141-165
  5. R. Rosso, E. G. Virga
    Pages 167-184
  6. A. M. Sonnet, E. G. Virga
    Pages 185-200
  7. H. Tu, G. Goldbeck-Wood, A. H. Windle
    Pages 201-228
  8. T. Ishikawa, O. D. Lavrentovich
    Pages 271-300
  9. M. Kleman, C. Meyer
    Pages 301-322
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 337-344

About this book


Topological defects are the subject of intensive studies in many different branches of physics ranging from cosmology to liquid crystals and from elementary particles to colloids and biological systems. Liquid crystals are fascinating materials which present a great variety of these mathematical objects and can therefore be considered as an extremely useful laboratory for topological defects.
This book is the first attempt to present together complementary approaches to the investigations of topological defects in liquid crystals using theory, experiments and computer simulations.


Dynamics computer computer simulation material simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Oleg D. Lavrentovich
    • 1
  • Paolo Pasini
    • 2
  • Claudio Zannoni
    • 3
  • Slobodan Žumer
    • 4
  1. 1.Liquid Crystal Institute and Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary ProgramKent State UniversityKentUSA
  2. 2.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareSezione di BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica ed InorganicaUniversita di BolognaItaly
  4. 4.Physics DepartmentUniversity of LjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0170-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0512-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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