Isotropic convection scenarios in an anisotropic fluid

A. Buka, B. Dressel, L. Kramer, W. Pesch

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Abstract

A variant of electroconvection (EC) was studied using a homeotropically aligned nematic liquid crystal. The simulations were based on a suitably chosen Swift-Hohenberg equation. The stability diagram of the rolls obtained from the linear and nonlinear analyses of the full nematohydrodynamic equations was consistent with the experiments. The results show that EC in homeotropic cells using a nematic with σa0 can give valuble insight into novel scenarios for isotropic pattern formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44502-44501
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume93
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 23 2004

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Isotropic convection scenarios in an anisotropic fluid. / Buka, A.; Dressel, B.; Kramer, L.; Pesch, W.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 93, No. 4, 23.07.2004, p. 44502-44501.

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Buka, A. ; Dressel, B. ; Kramer, L. ; Pesch, W. / Isotropic convection scenarios in an anisotropic fluid. In: Physical Review Letters. 2004 ; Vol. 93, No. 4. pp. 44502-44501.
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