Advances in the Computer Simulatons of Liquid Crystals

  • Paolo Pasini
  • Claudio Zannoni

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASIC, volume 545)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Paolo Pasini, Cesare Chiccoli, Claudio Zannoni
    Pages 99-119
  3. Paolo Pasini, Cesare Chiccoli, Claudio Zannoni
    Pages 121-138
  4. M. R. Wilson, M. J. Cook, C. McBride
    Pages 251-262
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 417-427

About this book


Computer simulations provide an essential set of tools for understanding the macroscopic properties of liquid crystals and of their phase transitions in terms of molecular models. While simulations of liquid crystals are based on the same general Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics techniques as are used for other fluids, they present a number of specific problems and peculiarities connected to the intrinsic properties of these mesophases.
The field of computer simulations of anisotropic fluids is interdisciplinary and is evolving very rapidly. The present volume covers a variety of techniques and model systems, from lattices to hard particle and Gay-Berne to atomistic, for thermotropics, lyotropics, and some biologically interesting liquid crystals. Contributions are written by an excellent panel of international lecturers and provides a timely account of the techniques and problems in the field.


complex fluid crystal crystal structure phase transition polymer structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Pasini
    • 1
  • Claudio Zannoni
    • 2
  1. 1.Sezione di BolognaIstituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica ed InorganicaUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6099-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4225-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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