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.
|Title of host publication||Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theory, Simulation and Experiment|
|Editors||Geoffrey R. Luckhurst, Timothy J. Sluckin|
|Place of Publication||Chichester|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Apr 2015|
- biaxial liquid crystals
- biaxial nematic liquid crystals
- continuum theory
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Iain William Stewart, FRSE
- Mathematics And Statistics - Professor