Some Nonlinear Problems in Anisotropic Systems

  • P. E. Cladis
  • W. van Saarloos
Part of the Partially Ordered Systems book series (PARTIAL.ORDERED)

Abstract

Although liquid crystals are nonlinear systems, their use to nonlinear science remains largely unexploited. A possible contributing factor is that the physics of liquid crystals has evolved over the past 10 to 15 years as a multidisciplinary tributary to the main streams of physics, chemistry, and biology. A special vocabulary has evolved to describe many of the physical properties of these systems. Frequently liquid crystal usage is at odds with main-stream usage, but, more often, it is a question of new words coined to describe liquid crystal properties that have no counterpart in other condensed systems

Keywords

Anisotropy Torque Propa Hexagonal Soliton 

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