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Author Gennes, Pierre-Gilles de.

Title The physics of liquid crystals / P.G. de Gennes and J. Prost.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  530.429 GENN {Bund89 20200519}    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xvi, 597 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Oxford science publications.
The International series of monographs on physics ; 83.
International series of monographs on physics (Oxford, England) ; 83.
Oxford science publications.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary This new edition of the classic text incorporates the many advances in knowledge about liquid crystals that have taken place since its initial publication in 1974. Entirely new chapters describe the types and properties of liquid crystals in terms of both recently discovered phases and current insight into the nature of local order and isotropic-to-nematic transition. There is an extensive discussion of the symmetrical, macroscopic, dynamic, and defective properties of smectics and columnar phases, with emphasis on order-of-magnitude considerations, all illustrated with numerous descriptions of experimental arrangements. The final chapter is devoted to phase transitions in smectics, including the celebrated analogy between smectic A and superconductors. This new version's topicality and breadth of coverage will ensure that it remains an indispensable guide for researchers and graduate students in mechanics and engineering, and in chemical, solid state, and statistical physics.
Other author Prost, Jacques.
Subject Liquid crystals.
ISBN 0198520247 $90.00
0198517858 (paperback)