Electrically controllable periodic dissipative structure in liquid crystalline composite materials

Kenichi Izumi, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Toshihiko Nagamura, Tisato Kajiyama

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Abstract

Unique dissipative structures of the nematic director were induced in the (polymer/liquid crystal) composite systems through application of an electric field. The stripe pattern was formed by electrically induced reorientation of the directors when an appropriate magnitude of an electric field was applied. The spinodal-like decomposition from a monostable orientational state to a bistable one is a possible origin of the formation of the periodic stripe pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: May 25 2005May 27 2005

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Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period5/25/055/27/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Izumi, K., Kikuchi, H., Nagamura, T., & Kajiyama, T. (2005). Electrically controllable periodic dissipative structure in liquid crystalline composite materials. Paper presented at 54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005, Yokohama, Japan.