Advances in Liquid Crystals by Jagdish K. Vij

By Jagdish K. Vij

Prigogine and Rice's hugely acclaimed sequence, Advances in Chemical Physics, presents a discussion board for serious, authoritative stories of present subject matters in each quarter of chemical physics. Edited by means of J.K. Vij, this quantity makes a speciality of contemporary advances in liquid crystals with major, updated chapters authored through the world over well-known researchers within the box.

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