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Dynamics of transient domain structures in nematic liquid crystals: The splay Fréedericksz transition
Sagués i Mestre, Francesc; Arias, F.
Universitat de Barcelona
We discuss the dynamics of the transient pattern formation process corresponding to the splay Fréedericksz transition. The emergence and subsequent evolution of the spatial periodicity is here described in terms of the temporal dependence of the wave numbers corresponding to the maxima of the structure factor. Situations of perpendicular as well as oblique field-induced stripes relative to the initial orientation of the director are both examined with explicit indications of the time scales needed for their appearance and posterior development.
Cristalls líquids
Transformacions de fase (Física estadística)
Liquid crystals
Phase transformations (Statistical physics)
(c) The American Physical Society, 1988
The American Physical Society

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