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Title: Singularities in nematics: The effect of elastic constant variations
Authors: Kini, U.D.
Ranganath, G.S.
Issue Date: 1977
Publisher: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
Citation: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 1977, Vol.38, p311-317
Abstract: In this paper we report typical calculations of the variations in the deformation energy, interaction energy and orientational pattern of + 1, - 1, +½ and -½ singularities in the neighbourhood of a nematic-smectic transition in CBOOA. We find the interaction between +½ and -½ singularities to increase much more rapidly than that between + 1 and - 1 as the smectic point is reached, indicating that the former have a greater probability of annihilating each other near the transition.
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ISSN: 1058-725X
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Copyright: 1977 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) N.V.
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