Decay of spatially periodic patterns in a nematic liquid crystal

Nándor Éber, Stanislaw A. Rozanski, Szilárd Németh, Agnes Buka, Werner Pesch, Lorenz Kramer

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The decay of the electroconvection patterns was theoretically and experimentally analyzed using a nematic liquid crystal. The decay rates were measured in a white wave number range. It was also observed that a theoretical analysis exhibited a rich structure of the dispersion curves for the decay rates. It was found that experimentally determined relaxation rates for both conductive and dielectric initial patterns followed the theorectical solution with subsequent jumps between branches.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061706
Pages (from-to)061706-1-061706-8
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6 1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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