Solitons in Liquid Crystals

  • Lui Lam
  • Jacques Prost

Part of the Partially Ordered Systems book series (PARTIAL.ORDERED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. L. Lam, J. Prost
    Pages 1-8
  3. L. Lam, C. Q. Shu
    Pages 51-109
  4. P. E. Cladis, W. van Saarloos
    Pages 110-150
  5. J. E. Maclennan, N. A. Clark, M. A. Handschy
    Pages 151-190
  6. P. Barois, J. Pommier, J. Prost
    Pages 191-234
  7. N. V. Madhusudana, J. F. Palierne, Ph. Martinot-Lagarde, G. Durand
    Pages 253-263
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 326-338

About this book


Solitons are a well-known and intriguing aspect of nonlinear behavior in a continuous system such as a fluid: a wave propagates through the medium without distortion. Liquid crystals are highly ordered systems without a rigid, long-range structure. Solitons in liquid crystals (sometimes referred to as "walls") have a wide variety of remarkable properties that are becoming important for practical applications such as electroluminescent display. This book, the first review of the subject to be published, contains not only surveys of the existing literature, but presents new results as well.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lui Lam
    • 1
  • Jacques Prost
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSan Jose State UniversitySan JoseUSA
  2. 2.École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie IndustriellesParis Cedex 05France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6946-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0917-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5114
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