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Magneto-optical behavior of ferronematics
Author(s): Cornelia Motoc; Emil Petrescu; Constanta Dascalu
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Paper Abstract

The behavior under magnetic fields of new types of ferronematics is examined. First, by using both optical and electrical method, an increase in the critical field for Freedericksz transition was noticed in cells containing ferronematics. Second we give an explanation of the relaxation processes occurring in ferronematics when the magnetic field was suddenly varied. When ferronematics are involved, the relaxation phenomena are described by lower time constants when compared to those of pure nematics.

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Date Published: 2 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3405, ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics, (2 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312694
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Cornelia Motoc, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Emil Petrescu, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Constanta Dascalu, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3405:
ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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