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One- and Two-Dimensional Fluids

Properties of Smectic, Lamellar and Columnar Liquid Crystals

One- and Two-Dimensional Fluids by Antal Jakli
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LIQUID CRYSTAL MATERIALS
Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Materials
Lyotropic Liquid Crystals
Other Lyotropic Phases
Amphotropic Liquid Crystals

FLUIDS WITH REDUCED DIMENSIONALITY
Surfaces Effects on Anisotropic Fluids
Fluid Monolayers
Soap Films
Smectic Membranes
Fluid Foams
Fluid Fibers

PHASE TRANSITIONS
Transition between the Minimal Surfaces of Soap Films
Landau Description of Phase Transitions
The I-N Transition
Molecular Approaches

RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Nematic Liquid Crystals
Cholesteric Liquid Crystals
Rheology of Smectic Liquid Crystals
Rheology of Columnar Liquid Crystals
Lyotropic Lamellar Systems
Soap Membranes
Rheology of Foams
Rheology at Surfaces

OPTICS OF ANISOTROPIC MATERIALS
Achiral Materials
Helical and Chiral Structures
Experimental Methods to Measure Refractive Index and Birefringence

DEFECT STRUCTURES
Nematic Liquid Crystals
Smectic and Lamellar Liquid Crystals
Cholesteric Liquid Crystals
Defect Phases
Defect-Mediated Phase Transitions

MAGNETIC PROPERTIES
Isotropic Materials
Magnetic Properties of Liquid Crystals
Magnetic Field-Induced Director Deformation
Magnetic Effects in Liquid Crystals
Measurements of the Magnetic Susceptibility
Measurements of the Anisotropy of the Magnetic Susceptibility

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
Dielectrics
Relations between Microscopic and Macroscopic Parameters
Dielectric Spectroscopy
Dielectric Torque
Electric Conductivity
Piezoelectricity
Flexoelectricity
Ferroelectricity

APPLICATIONS
Liquid Crystal Displays
Nondisplay Liquid Crystal Applications
Lyotropic Liquid Crystals and Life

Appendix A: Chemicals
Basics of Organic Chemistry
Surfactants
Appendix B: Rheology of Condensed Matters
Appendix C: Symmetry at Work
Elastic Constants of 3D Anisotropic Fluids
Piezoelectric Components in Anisotropic Systems
Appendix D: Dielectric Spectroscopy
Dielectric Relaxation
Dielectric Measurements Techniques

Index
* All Chapters Contain References
CRC Press; May 2006
351 pages; ISBN 9781420012200
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Title: One- and Two-Dimensional Fluids
Author: Antal Jakli; A. Saupe
 
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