Formation and dynamics of convective pattern in homeotropic system of nematic liquid crystals

Yoshiki Hidaka, Ken Ichi Hayashi, Shoichi Kai

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Abstract

Pattern dynamics in a weakly nonlinear regime near the onset of the electrohydrodynamic instability (EHDl) is experimentally investigated in the homeotropic alignment of nematic liquid crystals, of which morphology is introduced. The wavy, chain and bamboo-chevron patterns are observed in homeotropic samples as new patterns. The Busse balloon is also obtained which is quite different from the conventional balloons in EHDI in planar liquid crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume302
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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