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Surface anchoring and growth pattern of the first-order structural transition in a smectic A liquid crystal
Author(s): Zili Li; W. R. Folks; Oleg D. Lavrentovich
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Paper Abstract

Anchoring phenomena and their effect on focal conic domain (FCD) instabilities in the smectic A phase were studied for two different geometries: (a) field-driven nucleation of FCDs in a homeotropic cell and (b) anchoring-driven transition in a planar cell from field-induced homeotropic state.

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Date Published: 4 April 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2175, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications III, (4 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172125
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Zili Li, Kent State Univ. (United States)
W. R. Folks, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Oleg D. Lavrentovich, Kent State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2175:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications III
Ranganathan Shashidhar, Editor(s)

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