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Distortions induced by a magnetic field in planar aligned samples of smectic C liquid crystals

Stewart, Iain W. (2001) Distortions induced by a magnetic field in planar aligned samples of smectic C liquid crystals. In: International Liquid Crystal Conference 18, 2000-07-24 - 2000-07-28, Sendai, Japan.

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Abstract

This paper presents some preliminary theoretical results for the onset of the Helfrich-Hurault transition in smectic-C liquid crystals induced by a magnetic field applied parallel to the smectic layers. An energy in terms of the smectic layer displacement u is minimized via averaging to enable the calculation of a critical field strength Hc for the onset of layer distortions.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 2031
Notes: Part III of V, Sendai, Japan, July 24th-28th, 2000 ILCC2000 International Liquid Crystal Conference No18, Sendai, JAPON (24/07/2000) 2001, vol. 366 (24 ref.), pp. 919-928
Keywords: smectic C, layer distortions, Helfrich-Hurault instability, liquid crystals, Mathematics
Subjects: Science > Mathematics
Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2007
Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 17:00
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2031

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