Continuum theory of biaxial nematic liquid crystals

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The possibility of a biaxial nematic phase was first proposed in 1970 by Freiser while the first experimental results were reported in 1980 by Yu and Saupe. This was followed by other early reports on the synthesis of thermotropic biaxial nematics and a review and discussion of such materials was given by Luckhurst.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Simulation and Experiment
EditorsGeoffrey R. Luckhurst, Timothy J. Sluckin
Place of PublicationChichester
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2015


  • biaxial liquid crystals
  • biaxial nematic liquid crystals
  • continuum theory


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