Fluctuational Effects in the Dynamics of Liquid Crystals

  • E. I. Kats
  • V. V. Lebedev

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. E. I. Kats, V. V. Lebedev
    Pages 1-15
  3. E. I. Kats, V. V. Lebedev
    Pages 16-35
  4. E. I. Kats, V. V. Lebedev
    Pages 36-65
  5. E. I. Kats, V. V. Lebedev
    Pages 66-86
  6. E. I. Kats, V. V. Lebedev
    Pages 87-109
  7. E. I. Kats, V. V. Lebedev
    Pages 110-132
  8. E. I. Kats, V. V. Lebedev
    Pages 133-160
  9. E. I. Kats, V. V. Lebedev
    Pages 161-161
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 163-170

About this book


Liquid crystals, widely used in displays for electronic equipment and other applications, have highly unusual properties arising from the anisotropy of their molecules. It appears that some aspects of the fluid dynamics of liquid crystals, such as their viscosity, can be understood only by considering the role played by thermal fluctuations. In order to provide a theoretical framework for understanding the experimental results, the authors devote a large part of the book to a derivation of the nonlinear dynamic equations and to a discussion of linearized equations for the various types of liquid crystals. The diagrammatic and other techniques they use are of general use in condensed matter physics, and this exposition should thus be of interest to all condensed-matter theorists.


condensed matter condensed matter physics crystal fluid dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • E. I. Kats
    • 1
  • V. V. Lebedev
    • 1
  1. 1.L.D. Landau Institute of Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8738-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4332-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5114
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