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Physics, mathematics and liquid crystals
Author(s): Pawel Pieranski
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Paper Abstract

The aim of the paper is to emphasize the importance of mathematics for understanding of physical phenomena. Vibrations of smectic films and facetting of cubic liquid crystals are the two topics of the liquid crystal physics used as examples. The case of facetting of the Pn3m cubic phase is illustrated by new observations.

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Date Published: 27 June 2002
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4759, XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, (27 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472149
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Pawel Pieranski, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4759:
XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications
Jolanta Rutkowska; Stanislaw J. Klosowicz; Jerzy Zielinski, Editor(s)

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