Chapter VII.5. Physical Properties: Elastic Properties

  1. Prof. D. Demus1,
  2. Prof. J. Goodby2,
  3. Prof. G. W. Gray3,
  4. Prof. H.-W. Spiess4 and
  5. Dr. V. Vill5
  1. David Dunmur and
  2. Kazuhisa Toriyama

Published Online: 11 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527620760.ch7e

Handbook of Liquid Crystals: Fundamentals, Volume 1

Handbook of Liquid Crystals: Fundamentals, Volume 1

How to Cite

Demus, D., Goodby, J., Gray, G. W., Spiess, H.-W. and Vill, V. (1998) Physical Properties: Elastic Properties, in Handbook of Liquid Crystals: Fundamentals, Volume 1, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527620760.ch7e

Author Information

  1. 1

    Veilchenweg 23, 06118 Halle, Germany

  2. 2

    School of Chemistry, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, U.K.

  3. 3

    Merck Ltd., Liquid Crystals, Merck House, Poole BH15 1TD, U.K.

  4. 4

    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany

  5. 5

    Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 FEB 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527292707

Online ISBN: 9783527620760

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Keywords:

  • elastic properties;
  • torsional elasticity;
  • microscopic properties;
  • smectic phase;
  • strain tensor

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction to Torsional Elasticity

  • Director Distribution Defects and Fluctuations

  • Curvature Elasticity of Liquid Crystals in Three Dimensions

  • Electric and Magnetic Field-induced Deformations

  • Molecular Aspects of Torsional Elasticity.

  • Experimental Aspects of Elastic Constants and Comparison with Theoretical Predictions

  • References