Azimuthal reorientation of homeotropic nematic films

I. Jánossy, A. JAkli

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Homeotropic films of a nematic liquid crystal with negative dielectric anisotropy were deformed by an electric field, in the presence of a transverse magnetic field. After removing the magnetic field, azimuthal reorientation of the director was observed. The kinetics of the reorientation process was investigated under various circumstances. The observations can be interpreted assuming a small pretilt of the director at the boundaries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-263
Number of pages9
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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