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Title: Structure of planar solitons in nematic and smectic liquid crystals
Authors: Narayanan, Andal
Ranganath, G.S.
Issue Date: Mar-1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Liquid Crystals, 1996, Vol.20, p321 - 330
Abstract: We have undertaken a theoretical study on the structure of planar solitons in nematic and smectic liquid crystals. In nematics we find a soliton solution which can be looked upon as an intertwine between two solitons. In a nematic obtained by unwinding a cholesteric and in a nematic with very high dielectric anisotropy, we have worked out energetics of solitons. A 2b.pi soliton in a ferronematic or a smectic C becomes unstable due to the splay bend elastic anisotropy. The structures of b.pi solitons in smectic A and smectic C in the neighbourhood of a SA-SC phase transition have also been studied.
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ISSN: 0267-8292
1366-5855 (Online)
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Copyright: 1996 Taylor & Francis
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