Distortions induced by a magnetic field in planar aligned samples of smectic C liquid crystals

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Abstract

This paper presents some preliminary theoretical results for the onset of the Helfrich-Hurault transition in smectic-C liquid crystals induced by a magnetic field applied parallel to the smectic layers. An energy in terms of the smectic layer displacement u is minimized via averaging to enable the calculation of a critical field strength Hc for the onset of layer distortions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages919-928
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001
EventInternational Liquid Crystal Conference 18 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 24 Jul 200028 Jul 2000

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ConferenceInternational Liquid Crystal Conference 18
CitySendai, Japan
Period24/07/0028/07/00

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liquid crystals
magnetic fields
field strength
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Keywords

  • smectic C
  • layer distortions
  • Helfrich-Hurault instability
  • liquid crystals

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Stewart, I. W. (2001). Distortions induced by a magnetic field in planar aligned samples of smectic C liquid crystals. 919-928. Paper presented at International Liquid Crystal Conference 18, Sendai, Japan, .
Stewart, Iain W. / Distortions induced by a magnetic field in planar aligned samples of smectic C liquid crystals. Paper presented at International Liquid Crystal Conference 18, Sendai, Japan, .9 p.
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Stewart, IW 2001, 'Distortions induced by a magnetic field in planar aligned samples of smectic C liquid crystals' Paper presented at International Liquid Crystal Conference 18, Sendai, Japan, 24/07/00 - 28/07/00, pp. 919-928.

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2001. 919-928 Paper presented at International Liquid Crystal Conference 18, Sendai, Japan, .

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