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Liquid crystal elastomers

Author: M Warner; E M Terentjev
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2007, ©2003.
Series: International series of monographs on physics (Oxford, England), 120.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This text is a primer for liquid crystals, polymers, rubber and elasticity. It is directed at physicists, chemists, material scientists, engineers and applied mathematicians at the graduate student level and beyond.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Warner; E M Terentjev
ISBN: 9780198527671 0198527675 9780199214860 0199214867
OCLC Number: 73954018
Notes: Previous edition: 2003.
Description: xiv, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. A bird's eye view of liquid crystal elastomers ; 2. Liquid crystals ; 3. Polymers, elastomers and rubber elasticity ; 4. Classical elasticity ; 5. Nematic elastomers ; 6. Nematic rubber elasticity ; 7. Soft elasticity ; 8. Distortions of nematic elastomers ; 9. Cholesteric elastomers ; 10. Continuum theory of nematic elastomers ; 11. Dynamics of liquid crystal elastomers ; 12. Smectic elastomers ; A. Nematic order in elastomers under strain ; B. Biaxial soft elasticity ; C. Stripe microstructure ; D. Couple-stress and Cosserat elasticity ; E. Expansion at small deformations and rotations
Series Title: International series of monographs on physics (Oxford, England), 120.
Responsibility: M. Warner and E.M. Terentjev.

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Liquid crystal elastomers are an entirely new physical system, occupying a transitional zone between liquids and solids. This book is the foundation treatise in this emerging field of combined  Read more...

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In short, this book is likely to become a classic: read it, learn from it, and let it inspire you. * Euro Pysics News *

 
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