Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals: Theory, Simulation and by Geoffrey R. Luckhurst,Timothy J. Sluckin

By Geoffrey R. Luckhurst,Timothy J. Sluckin

In the nematic liquid crystal section, rod-shaped molecules stream randomly yet stay basically parallel to each other. Biaxial nematics, which have been first envisioned in 1970 by means of Marvin Freiser, have their molecules differentially orientated alongside axes. they've got the capability to create monitors with speedy switching occasions and will have purposes in thin-film monitors and different liquid crystal technologies.
 
This e-book is the 1st to be troubled exclusively with biaxial nematic liquid crystals, either lyotropic and thermotropic, shaped by means of low molar mass in addition to polymeric platforms. It opens with a basic creation to the biaxial nematic part and covers:
 
• Order parameters and distribution functions
 
• Molecular box theory
 
• Theories for challenging biaxial particles
 
• laptop simulation of biaxial nematics
 
• Alignment of the phase
 
• demonstrate applications
 
• Characterisation and identification
 
• Lyotropic, thermotropic and colloidal platforms including fabric design
 
With a constant, coherent and pedagogical technique, this booklet brings jointly thought, simulations and experimental reports; it comprises contributions from a number of the prime figures within the box. it truly is suitable to scholars and researchers in addition to to execs operating in tender subject, liquid crystals, liquid crystal units and their functions all through fabrics technology, chemistry, physics, arithmetic and show engineering.

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