The Physics of Liquid Crystals.pdf

The Physics of Liquid Crystals

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

The first edition of this book has been an acknowledged classic since its publication en 1974. Its success, and the great advances that have taken place in the ensuing years, have made this new edition, now available in paper back, both welcome and necessary.

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