By Geoffrey R. Luckhurst,Timothy J. Sluckin

In the nematic liquid crystal section, rod-shaped molecules circulate randomly yet stay basically parallel to each other. Biaxial nematics, that have been first anticipated in 1970 through Marvin Freiser, have their molecules differentially orientated alongside axes. they've got the aptitude to create screens with quickly switching instances and will have purposes in thin-film monitors and different liquid crystal technologies.
 
This ebook is the 1st to be anxious exclusively with biaxial nematic liquid crystals, either lyotropic and thermotropic, shaped by means of low molar mass in addition to polymeric structures. It opens with a common advent to the biaxial nematic section and covers:
 
• Order parameters and distribution functions
 
• Molecular box theory
 
• Theories for not easy biaxial particles
 
• computing device 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 strategy, this booklet brings jointly concept, simulations and experimental experiences; it contains contributions from many of the prime figures within the box. it's suitable to scholars and researchers in addition to to pros operating in gentle topic, liquid crystals, liquid crystal units and their purposes all through fabrics technological know-how, chemistry, physics, arithmetic and demonstrate engineering.

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