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A unique compendium of knowledge on all aspects of the texture of liquid crystals, providing not just detailed information on texture formation and determination, but also an in-depth discussion of different characterization methods. Experts as well as graduates entering the field will find all the information they need in this handbook, while the magnitude of the color images make it valuable hands-on-reference. Content: Chapter 1 Introduction (pages 1–20): Chapter 2 Surface Anchoring and Elasticity (pages 21–32): Chapter 3 Polarizing Microscopy (pages 33–42): Chapter 4 The Blue Phases (pages 43–50): Chapter 5 The Nematic and Cholesteric Phases (pages 51–74): Chapter 6 Twist Grain Boundary Phases (pages 75–90): Chapter 7 The Fluid Smectic Phases (pages 91–122): Chapter 8 The SmC* Subphases (pages 123–134): Chapter 9 The Hexatic Phases (pages 135–139): Chapter 10 Soft Crystal Phases and Crystallization (pages 141–144): Chapter 11 Other Liquid Crystal Phases (pages 145–153):
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