Pattern formation during mesophase growth in liquid crystals

S. Arora, A. Buka, P. Palffy-Muhoray, Z. Racz, R. Vora

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Abstract

We report on the morphological instabilities of the liquid-liquid interface in a liquid crystal at a nematic-smectic transition. Upon increasing the undercooling of the nematic phase, the following sequence of distinct structures was observed: Dense branching fingers, dendrites, and dense branching fronts. We have determined the characteristic length scales and growth velocities of these patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalEPL
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1988

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