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Flow effect in director relaxation of bookshelf aligned smectic C liquid crystals

Woods, P.D. and Stewart, I.W. and Mottram, N.J. (2004) Flow effect in director relaxation of bookshelf aligned smectic C liquid crystals. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 413 (1). pp. 271-278.

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Abstract

We present a theoretical investigation of the director orientation and induced flow in a 'bookshelf' aligned cell of smectic C liquid crystal. The director is shown to relax to equilibrium and induce a flow when a high magnitude electric field is suddenly removed.