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Adsorption Phenomena and Anchoring Energy in Nematic Liquid Crystals

1st Edition

By Giovanni Barbero, Luiz Roberto Evangelista

CRC Press

368 pages

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Despite the large quantity of phenomenological information concerning the bulk properties of nematic phase liquid crystals, little is understood about the origin of the surface energy, particularly the surface, interfacial, and anchoring properties of liquid crystals that affect the performance of liquid crystal devices. Self-contained and unique,

Table of Contents

Nematic Liquid Crystals: Fundamentals and Bulk Properties. Nematic Liquid Crystals: Surface Properties. Temperature Dependence of the Surface Free Energy. Surface Adsorption of Particles: General Characteristics. Surface Electric Field-Induced Instabilities in Nematic Liquid Crystals Sample. Ions and Nematic Surface Energy: Beyond the Exponential Approximation for the Electric Field of Ionic Origin. Adsorption Phenomenon and External Field Effect on an Isotropic Liquid Containing Impurities. Fermilike Description of the Adsorption Phenomenon.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI013050
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCI013060
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCI077000
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics