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Magnetically controlled anchoring of nematic liquid crystal
Author(s): Olexandr Buluy; Victor Yu. Reshetnyak; Yurii Reznikov
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Paper Abstract

We consider the effect of magnetically controlled anchoring of ferro-nematic suspensions. Together with co-authors we recently found that application of weak magnetic field to a cell filled with the ferro-suspension induced an axis of easy orientation of the director of liquid crystal on a polymer surface (Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 375, 81, (2002). Here we present a simple theoretical model of the effect that assumed coupling between liquid crystal and the applied magnetic field. This coupling is assumed to be a combination of the interaction between magnetic field with ferro-particles magnetic momentum on the one hand and LC director anchoring with these particles on the other hand.

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Date Published: 3 December 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5257, Ninth International Conference on Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals, (3 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.545794
Show Author Affiliations
Olexandr Buluy, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Victor Yu. Reshetnyak, National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)
Yurii Reznikov, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5257:
Ninth International Conference on Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals
Gertruda V. Klimusheva; Andrey G. Iljin; Sergey A. Kostyukevych, Editor(s)

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