Spinodal dewetting of a nematic liquid crystal film

F. N. Braun, H. Yokoyama

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The phenomenon in nematic liquid crystalline (LC) films was studied. It was shown that the anchoring component of curvature elasticity at the free surface of a destabilized nematic film results in at most a fractional increase in the characteristic rupture time. However, the situation changed if an external magnetic field is applied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2974-2976
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number2 B
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000


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