Thermotropic Liquid Crystals, Fundamentals

  • Ger Vertogen
  • Wim H. de Jeu

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Mesomorphic Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 3-19
    3. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 20-28
    4. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 29-47
    5. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 48-62
  3. Continuum Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 65-88
    3. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 89-105
    4. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 106-136
    5. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 137-163
  4. Orientational Order and Anisotropic Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 167-189
    3. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 190-206
    4. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 207-217
  5. Liquid Crystalline Phases and Phase Transitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 221-244
    3. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 245-282
    4. Ger Vertogen, Wim H. de Jeu
      Pages 283-307
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-324

About this book

Introduction

The aim of this book is to give a unified and critical account of the fundamental aspects of liquid crystals. Preference is given to discussing the assumptions made in developing theories and analyzing experimental data rather than to attempting to compile all the latest results. The book has four parts. Part I is quite descriptive in character and gives a general overview of the various liquid crystalline phases. Part II deals with the macroscopic continuum theory of liquid crystals and gives a systematic development of the theory from a tensorial point of view thus emphasizing the relevant symmetries. Part III concentrates on experiments that provide microscopic information on the orientational behaviour of the molecules. Finally Part IV discusses the theory of the various phases and their attendant phase transitions from both a Landau and a molecular-statistical point of view. Simplifying the various models as far as possible, it critically examines the merits of a molecular-statistical approach.

Keywords

crystal fluid dynamics phase transition

Authors and affiliations

  • Ger Vertogen
    • 1
  • Wim H. de Jeu
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsCatholic UniversityToernooiveldThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Open UniversityHeerlenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular PhysicsAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-83133-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83135-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83133-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6218
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