Chapter VII.7. Physical Properties: Defects and Textures

  1. Prof. D. Demus1,
  2. Prof. J. Goodby2,
  3. Prof. G. W. Gray3,
  4. Prof. H.-W. Spiess4 and
  5. Dr. V. Vill5
  1. Y. Bouligand

Published Online: 11 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527620760.ch7g

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: Defects and Textures, in Handbook of Liquid Crystals: Fundamentals, Volume 1, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527620760.ch7g

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:

  • local molecular alignment;
  • deformations;
  • liquid crystals;
  • differential geometry;
  • helica pitch

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Definitions, Conventions and Methods

  • Strong Deformations Resulting in Defects

  • Topological Structure of Defects

  • Geometrical Constraints and Textures

  • References