Nonlinear Dielectric Phenomena in Complex Liquids

  • Sylwester J. Rzoska
  • Vitaly P. Zhelezny

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 157)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Basics for nonlinear dielectric and related studies in liquids

  3. Nonlinear dielectric and related problems in critical liquids

    1. K. Orzechowski, M. Kosmowska
      Pages 89-100
    2. A. V. Chalyi, K. A. Chalyi, L. M. Chernenko, A. N. Vasiľev
      Pages 143-152
    3. Attila R. Imre, Alexandra Drozd-Rzoska, Thomas Kraska, Katalin MartinÁs, Luis P. N. Rebelo, Sylwester J. Rzoska et al.
      Pages 177-189
    4. P. V. Skripow, S. E. Puchindkis, A. A. Starostin, D. V. Volosnikov
      Pages 191-200
  4. Nonlinear dielectric results for liquid crystalline materials

About these proceedings


Complex liquids constitute a basic element in modern materials science; their significant features include self-assembly, mesoscale structures, complex dynamics, unusual phases and enormous sensitivity to perturbations. Understanding their nature and properties are a great challenge to modern materials science that demands novel approaches. This book focuses on nonlinear dielectric phenomena, particularly on nonlinear dielectric spectroscopy (NDS), which may be considered a possible successor to broadband dielectric spectroscopy (BDS). NDS phenomena directly coupled to mesoscale heterogeneity fluctuations, so information obtained in this way is basically complementary to BDS tests. The book also discusses the application of NDS in a set of complex liquid systems: glassy liquids, liquid crystals, liquids with critical point phenomena, and bio-relevant liquids. The complementary application of NDS and BDS may allow the discovery of universal patterns for the whole category of complex liquids. Written by specialists in the field of nonlinear dielectric studies, theoreticians and experimentalists, ranging from solid state physics to biophysics, the book is organized so that it can serve as a basic textbook for a non-experienced reader.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sylwester J. Rzoska
    • 1
  • Vitaly P. Zhelezny
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biophysics and Molecular Physics, Institute of PhysicsSilesian UniversityKatowicePoland
  2. 2.Odessa State Academy of RefrigerationOdessaUkraine

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2259-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2704-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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