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Transient phenomena in weakly anchored nematics in a magnetic field
Author(s): Grzegorz Derfel; Barbara Gajewska
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Paper Abstract

The dynamics of the field induced 1D twist deformation in weakly anchored nematic layers was investigated by means of numerical simulation. The rise time constants and the decay time constants, characteristics for the onset and for the decay of the deformation, respectively, were determined. The time of delay, which had passed before the decay started, was revealed in the case of finite anchoring. For weaker anchoring, the time of delay and the decay time constant were longer. The onset of the deformation was slower when the anchoring was weaker, provided that the actual field strength to the threshold field strength ratio was fixed.

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Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3318, Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.299989
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Grzegorz Derfel, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
Barbara Gajewska, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3318:
Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications
Jolanta Rutkowska; Stanislaw J. Klosowicz; Jerzy Zielinski; Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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