Bond-Orientational Order in Condensed Matter Systems

  • Katherine J. Strandburg

Part of the Partially Ordered Systems book series (PARTIAL.ORDERED)

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About this book

Introduction

One of the most important aspects of solid materials is the regularity of the arrangement of the constituent molecules, that is, the long-range order. The focus of this book is on the contribution made by the ordering of bond orientations (as distinguished from the orientations of the molecules themselves) on the behavior of condensed systems, particularly their phase transitions. Examples in which bond-orientational effects play an important role are liquid crystals, quasicrystals, and two-dimensional crystals. This book contains contributions by many of the foremost researchers in the field. The chapters are tutorial reviews of the subject, written both for the active researcher looking for a review of a topic and for the graduate student investigating an exciting area of research. The contributions include an overview by J.D. Brock, Cornell; a discussion of computer simulation studies by K.J. Strandburg, Argonne; chapters on phase transition in hexatic liquid crystals by C.C. Huang, Minnesota and C.A. Murray, Texas A&M; and chapters on quasicrystals by S. Sachdev, Yale, M.V. Jaric, A.I. Goldman, Iowa State, and T.-L. Ho, Ohio State.

Keywords

Experiment Metall glass liquid crystals molecule scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • Katherine J. Strandburg
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Science DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2812-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7680-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2812-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5114
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