Liquid Crystals

Chapter 3 - Nematic Liquid Crystals

3.1.   INTRODUCTION

Nematics are the most widely studied liquid crystals. They are also the most widely
used. As a matter of fact, nematics best exemplify the dual nature of liquid
crystals–fluidity and crystalline structure. To describe their liquidlike properties,
one needs to invoke hydrodynamics. On the other hand, their crystalline properties
necessitate theoretical formalisms pertaining to solids or crystals. To study their
optical properties, it is also necessary that we invoke their electronic structures and
properties.

In this chapter we discuss all three aspects of nematogen theory: solid-state
continuum theory, hydrodynamics, and electro-optical properties, in that order.

 

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