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Dissipative Ordered Fluids : Theories for Liquid Crystals

Sonnet, Andre and Virga, Epitanio G. (2012) Dissipative Ordered Fluids : Theories for Liquid Crystals. Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-87814-0

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Abstract

This is a book on the dissipative dynamics of ordered fluids, with a particular focus on liquid crystals. It covers a whole range of different theories, mainly concerned with nematic liquid crystals in both their chiral and nonchiral variants. The authors begin by giving a detailed account of the molecular origins of orientational order in fluids.