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Title: A new threshold flexoelectric instability in nematic liquid crystals
Authors: Raghunathan, V.A.
Madhusudana, N.V.
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
Citation: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Letters, 1989, Vol.6, p103-111
Abstract: We predict a new type of flexoelectric instability in a homogeneously aligned nematic liquid crystal under a DC electric field. The instability sets in at a critical value of the field applied normal to the undistorted director and in the plane parallel to the bounding plates. It is characterized by a uniform non-planar distortion of the director field involving both polar angles θ and Φ and has a threshold lower than that of the- twist Freedericksz transition.
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ISSN: 0140-6566
Copyright: 1989 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) N.V.
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