By André M. Sonnet,Epifanio G. Virga
This is a ebook at the dissipative dynamics of ordered fluids,
with a selected specialise in liquid crystals. It covers a complete
range of alternative theories, in most cases excited by nematic liquid
crystals in either their chiral and nonchiral variations. The authors
begin via giving a close account of the molecular origins of
orientational order in fluids. They then move directly to increase a common
framework within which continuum theories for ordered fluids could be phrased.
Within this unified atmosphere, they disguise either well-established classical theories and new ones with points that aren't but thoroughly settled. The publication treats a variety of hydrodynamic theories for liquid crystals, from the unique Nineteen Sixties works through Ericksen and Leslie to new, fast-developing rules of liquid crystal technological know-how. the ultimate bankruptcy is dedicated to nematoacoustics and its functions. outdated experiments at the propagation of ultrasound waves in nematic liquid crystals are interpreted and defined
in the sunshine of a brand new conception built in the basic theoretical infrastructure proposed within the physique of the publication.
This publication is meant either for graduate scholars
scholars in arithmetic, physics, and engineering of complex
materials. It offers a great framework for liquid crystal
hydrodynamics and indicates the unifying thoughts on the foundation of the
classical theories. It illustrates how those recommendations can be
applied to a large choice of contemporary subject matters.
Andre M. Sonnet is within the division of arithmetic and records at the college of Strathclyde, Glasgow (Scotland) and Epifanio G.
Virga is within the division of arithmetic on the collage of Pavia (Italy). they've got an extended heritage of operating jointly in liquid crystal technological know-how and feature contributed, particularly, to the theories of
defects and biaxial nematics.
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