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LC vision: the application of nematic liquid crystals for solid crystals defectoscopy
Author(s): Maxim Georg Tomilin; A. R. Rachmanova; I. I. Solovjeva
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Paper Abstract

The thin layer of homogeneously oriented nematic liquid crystal (NLC) applied on the optical quality solid crystal surface as a free film may visualize the images of structural defects through a polarizing microscope. On this basis a new non destructive method to study surfaces of different materials has been developed. A new application area of the NLC technique for investigation of structural inhomogeneities in solid crystals is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2731, International Liquid Crystal Workshop on Surface Phenomena, (19 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230662
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Maxim Georg Tomilin, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
A. R. Rachmanova, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
I. I. Solovjeva, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2731:
International Liquid Crystal Workshop on Surface Phenomena
Evgenij Rumtsev; Maxim Georg Tomilin, Editor(s)

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