Incommensurate Crystals, Liquid Crystals, and Quasi-Crystals [E-Book] / edited by J. F. Scott, N. A. Clark.
Clark, N. A., (editor)
Scott, J. F., (editor)
Boston, MA : Springer, 1988
X, 368 p. 37 illus. online resource.
NATO ASI Series, Series B: Physics ; 166
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Table of Contents:
  • I: Incommensurate Crystals
  • A. Theory
  • A Phenomenological Theory of the Transition Sequence Including an Incommensurate (Commensurate) Phase Sandwiched by Reentrant Commensurate (Incommensurate) Phase
  • Dauphiné-Twin Domain Configurations in Quartz and Aluminum Phosphate
  • Elastic and Inelastic Scattering from Quasi-Periodic Structures
  • Are Exotic Consequences of Incommensurability in Solids Experimentally Observable?
  • B. Theory — Numerical Methods
  • The Application of Axial Ising Models to the Description of Modulated Order
  • Two-Dimensional Models of Commensurate-Incommensurate Phase Transitions
  • Growth Kinetics in a Frustrated System: The Quenched Axial Next-Nearest-Neighbor Ising Model
  • C. Experiment
  • Electron Microscopy of Incommensurate Structures
  • Effect of Transverse Electric Fields on the Incommensurate Phase of NaNO2
  • Light Scattering from Incommensurate Insulators: Mainly BaMnF4
  • Brillouin Scattering Study of Incommensurate Crystals
  • Experimental Results Related to the Normal-Incommensurate Phase Transition in A2MX4 Compounds
  • Some Aspects of Raman Scattering from A2BX4 Compounds
  • Intrinsic Defects in Insulating Incommensurate Crystals
  • Thermal Hysteresis, Solitons and Domain Walls
  • Thermal Memory and Phase Conjugation Experiments in Incommensurate Barium Sodium Niobate
  • II: Incommensurate Liquid Crystals
  • A. Theory
  • Phasons in Quasi-Crystals and Incommensurate Liquid Crystals
  • The Frustrated Spin-Gas Theory of Multiply Reentrant Liquid Crystals
  • Macroscopic Description of Ferroelectric Chiral Smectic C* Liquid Crystals
  • On the Molecular Theory of Smectic-A Liquid Crystals
  • Order Electricity at Smectic Liquid Crystal Interfaces
  • Macroscopic Variables in Commensurate and Incommensurate Condensed Phases, Quasicrystals and Phasmids
  • How the Smectic a Phase Adapts to Two Incommensurate Periods in Asymmetric Liquid Crystalline Systems
  • B. Experiment
  • An Incommensurate Smectic a Phase
  • The Nematic and Smectic-A1 Phases In DB7NO2: High Resolution X-Ray Study and Synthesis
  • X-Ray Diffraction by Incommensurate Liquid Crystals
  • Anomalous Heat Capacity Associated with the Incommensurate SmA Phase in Db7OCn + 80Cb
  • Thermal Conductivity Studies and Free-Standing Liquid-Crystal Film Calorimetry as Two Applications of the AC Calorimetric Technique
  • III: Incommensurate Quasi-Crystals
  • Quasiperiodic Patterns with Icosahedral Symmetry
  • Frustration and Order in Rapidly Cooled Metals
  • Local Atomic Environments in the Manganese-Aluminum Icosahedral Phase
  • IV: Two-Dimensional and Layered Systems
  • X-Ray Scattering from Two-Dimensional Liquids Modulated by a Periodic Host: Theory, Simulation and Experiment
  • Artificially Structured Incommensurate Materials.