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Title: Ferronematics in magnetic and electric fields
Authors: Sunil Kumar, P.B.
Ranganath, G.S.
Keywords: ferronematics
Freedericksz transition
tricritical behavior
Issue Date: Dec-1989
Publisher: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
Citation: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 1989, Vol.177, p123-130
Abstract: We consider the effect of a magnetic field on a ferronematic. It is shown that first order Freedericksz transitions are possible in such systems as a consequence of elastic and diamagnetic anisotropies. Interestingly the possibility exists for a first order transition from a splay-bend distortion to a pure twist distortion or vice versa at a second threshold. A super-imposed electric field can also result in a first order Freedericksz transition.
Description: Restricted Access.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/2344
ISSN: 1058-725X
Alternative Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00268948908047776
Copyright: 1989 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) N.V.
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