Optical manipulation of defects in a lyotropic lamellar phase

Yasutaka Iwashita, Hajime Tanaka

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Abstract

The optical manipulation of the line defects in a hyperswollen lyotropic lamellar phase of liquid crystals was discussed. The tension of a single isolated line defect and the adhesion energy between the two defects were also measured directly while the line defect was studied using laser trapping method. The analysis suggested that the flow in a lamellar phase was two-dimensional.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045501
Pages (from-to)455011-455014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume90
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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